Principal Investigator

William W. Seeley, MD
Zander Family Endowed Professor in Neurology
Professor of Neurology and Pathology
Faculty, UCSF Neurosciences Program and Institute for Computational Health Sciences

Dr. Seeley attended medical school at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), where he first encountered patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in 1999, during a research elective with Bruce Miller. He then completed a neurology residency at Harvard Medical School, training at the Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women's Hospitals. Returning to UCSF for a Behavioral Neurology fellowship, Dr. Seeley developed expertise in the differential diagnosis and treatment of patients with neurodegenerative disease. Struck by the focality of these illnesses, he began to question how events at the molecular level could target small subsets of the brain's roughly 86 billion neurons. This biological problem, referred to as selective vulnerability, has become the primary focus of Dr. Seeley’s research. For more information about our recent research, click here.