Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

researcher pulling a sample from a freezer

Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD) is a family of disorders that also included Pick’s Disease and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

FTLD is pathologically characterized by damage to the brain cells in the frontal and temporal cortex of the brain. Between the ages of 45-64, approximately seven people per 100,00 will be affected. A person who develops dementia after the age of 75 would be more likely to Alzheimer’s disease and not FTD.

FTD Researchers at the CTRND

David R Borchelt
Department: MD-NEUROSCIENCE-GENERAL

David R Borchelt

Professor, Director SantaFe Health Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Phone: (352) 273-9664
Matthew Farrer
Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-MOVEMENT DISORDER

Matthew Farrer

Program Director & Professor
Phone: (352) 273-5611
Benoit Giasson
Department: MD-NEUROSCIENCE-GENERAL

Benoit Giasson

Professor, Graduate Co-Coordinator Neuroscience Graduate Program
Phone: (352) 273-9363
Malú Gámez Tansey
Department: MD-NEUROSCIENCE-GENERAL

Malú Gámez Tansey

Norman and Susan Fixel Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology, Co-Director Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease and the Parkinson’s Foundation Research Center
Phone: (352) 294-4096
Jada Lewis
Department: MD-NEUROSCIENCE-GENERAL

Jada Lewis

Professor, Co-Deputy Director McKnight Brain Institute
Phone: (352) 273-9666