About Mark Albers, MD, PhD

Mark W. Albers is a neurologist specializing in memory and olfactory disorders. He earned a PhD in organic chemistry from Harvard University, working in the laboratory of Stuart Schreiber, and an MD degree from the H.S.T. program of Harvard Medical School and M.I.T. He was an internal medicine resident for two years at Massachusetts General Hospital and then trained in neurology at Mass General, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he was one of the first chief residents for the Mass General Brigham neurology residency program. Following clinical training, he resumed basic research studies in the laboratory of Richard Axel and practiced behavioral neurology in the Memory Disorders Center at the Neurological Institute, affiliated with Columbia University.  Following this training, he returned to Mass General where he sees outpatients in the Memory Disorders Unit and attends on the inpatient neurologic wards. His clinical research is focused on devising sensitive probes of olfactory function as a possible biomarker for early neurodegenerative disease and directly converting olfactory neuronal precursor cells from the nose into brain neurons to develop cell-based models of neurologic disease. He is a member of the Translational Neuroscience committee of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Mass General Neurology
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 855-644-6387

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School*
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Neurological Institute of New York

American Board Certifications

  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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The goal of the research in the Albers lab is to elucidate the pathogenic actions and physiological functions of genes implicated in neurodegenerative disease.

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