Professor Christine von Arnim, MD, is head of the Clinic for Neurogeriatrics and Neurological Rehabilitation at the University- and Rehabilitation Hospital Ulm. She studied medicine at the University of Freiburg, Germany and received her professional training in neurology at the Department of Neurology of the Universities of Heidelberg (Klinikum Mannheim) and Ulm. From 2003 to 2005, she trained as a postdoctoral fellow with a stipend of the German Research Foundation at MassGeneral Institute for neurodegenerative disease, Harvard Medical School in the laboratory of Professor Bradley T. Hyman. She returned to Ulm to become Assistant Professor in Neurology, and Head of the Memory Clinic, serving as principal investigator and national coordinator in clinical AD and MCI trials before moving to her present position. From 2007 to 2012 she was member of the WIN-Kolleg (Junior Academy for Young Scholars and Scientists) of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences.
Her main areas of research are the clinical diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative dementias, including CSF biomarkers, and clinical Neurogeriatrics. This includes non-drug interventions like cognitive training and physical exercise programmes. Her basic research focus is on the cell biology of Alzheimer’s disease.