Welcome to the Keene Lab

C. Dirk Keene, MD, PhD, Investigator 

Dr. Keene is also the Nancy & Buster Alvord Endowed Chair in Neuropathology


The Keene Lab focuses on Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and toxicity. 

  • Examine targeted spinal fluid biomarkers in the UW ADRC spinal fluid bank and provide targeted genetic testing relevant to Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative diseases that cause dementia.

  • Provide biomedical researchers with Isoprostane Analysis and Luminex assay services.

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Lab members

C. Dirk Keene, MD, PhD      Principal Investigator
Caitlin Latimer, MD, PhD    Acting Instructor, Pathology, Neuropathology
Nadia Postupna, MD, PhD  Research Scientist
Erica Melief, PhD                 Research Scientist
Angela Wilson                     Research Scientist, Lab Manager
Allison Beller                       Brain Bank & Research Manager   
Shannon Rose Fain            Research Scientist
Leanne Hellstern                 Research Scientist
Mitchell Kilgore                   Research Scientist
Lauren Bruner                     Research Scientist
Kimberly Howard                Anatomic Pathology Technologist
Lisa Keene                           Anatomic Pathology Technologist
Nik Jorstad                          Anatomic Pathology Technologist
Stephanie Dinh                   Student Assistant
Katelyn Kern                       Student Assistant
Audrey Huang                     Student Assistant
Leah Chen                           Student Assistant
MacKenzie Costom            Student Assistant
Tammy Nguyen                  Student Assistant


Lab members - past