Dr. Liana Apostolova is the Barbara and Peer Baekgaard Professor of Alzheimer's DIsease Research at Indiana University School of Medicine. She graduated Summa cum Laude from the Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria, and completed Neurology residency training at University of Iowa and Dementia fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Apostolova is a prolific researcher focused on the early symptomatic and pre-symptomatic stages of AD and on the development and validation of sensitive imaging and genetic biomarkers for AD and other dementing disorders. Dr. Apostolova is the Lead Principal Investigator of the Longitudinal Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease Study (LEADS) - a multisite national constortium focused on early-onset AD, a rare form of Alzheimer's that affects middle-aged individuals. Dr. Apostolova is a receipient of the 2019 de Leon Prize in Neuroimaging - Senior Scientist Cateogry, 2010 American Academy of Neurology Research Award in Geriatric Neurology, the 2010 American Fderation for Aging Research GE-Healthcare Junior Investigator Award for Excellence in Imaging and Aging Research, and the 2007 Turken Research Award.