Diego Iacono, M.D., Ph.D, is a consulting behavioral neurologist at NeuroCognitive Institute’s clinical research unit. He is also the Lead Researcher for Atlantic Health System and the Director of Neuropathology Research at BRINJ. Dr. Iacono’s research career has been centered in neurology and the study of neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Iacono’s clinical activities have focused on patients affected by dementias, movement disorders, and epilepsy; and his post-doctoral research in the Division of Neuropathology at John’s Hopkins University was focused on studies related to normal aging and neurodegenerative diseases.
Training, Academic Affiliations and Professional Activities
Dr. Iacono has worked in some of the premier European institutions for neurology throughout Switzerland, France, and the UK. Prior to joining Atlantic Health System, Dr. Iacono served as Senior Researcher and Head of The Brain Bank at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. He has authored over 20 articles in many high-impact journals and has received a series of research grants for young investigators. Dr. Iacono has a great deal of experience related to the stereological analysis of human brain tissue. In particular, he is familiar with quantifying hypertrophic neurons in different brain regions of neurologically-damaged brain tissue.
His previous work on the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging and the Nun Study highlight his deftness at using stereology to correlate pathological findings to clinical outcomes. He is excited about the opportunity to expand his clinical research skills working in conjunction with NCI.