Gary E. Landreth earned his B.A. in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Kansas in 1972 and his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Michigan in 1977. As he was earning his Ph.D., he also completed a year of study at the National Institute of Medical Research in London. He joined the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine faculty in 2017 as a professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. In 2020, he earned the additional, honorary title of Martin Professor of Alzheimer’s Research.
Prior to joining the IU faculty, Landreth served on the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina and directed the Alzheimer Research Laboratory at Case Western Reserve University within the Department of Neurosciences. Landreth’s research is predominantly focused on identifying the principal genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. His laboratory also focuses on developing drugs to treat CNS disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.
Throughout his robust teaching and research career, Landreth’s contributions to research and within the classroom have been recognized with several honors and awards from prestigious academic and research organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Association, Case Western Reserve University, the University of Rochester, and more.