Joel Blanchard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Joel Blanchard is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York City. He is also an investigator in the Ronald Loeb Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the Black Family Stem Cell Institute. His research aims to understand how genetics, diet, and traumatic injury influence the susceptibility of the human brain to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. His multidisciplinary research combines engineering, stem cell biology, and neuroscience to create new technology and approaches for investigating and therapeutically targeting the human brain. Dr. Blanchard completed his post-doctoral training at MIT, a Ph.D. at Scripps Research Institute in California, and a master’s at Harvard University.

To learn more, visit the Blanchard Lab Website.

Follow Dr. Blanchard on X (formerly known as Twitter) @JoelWBlanchard1.

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.

Selected Publications

These published papers resulted from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund support.

Goldman, C., Suhy, N., Schwarz, J. E., Sartori, E. R., Rooklin, R. B., Schuldt, B. R., Mesentier-Louro, L. A., & Blanchard, J. W. Reconstruction of the Blood-Brain Barrier In Vitro to Model and Therapeutically Target Neurological Disease, Journal of Visualized Experiments, October 20, 2023, Read More

Mesentier-Louro, L. A., Suhy, N., Broekaart, D., Bula, M., Pereira, A. C., & Blanchard, J. W. Modeling the Blood-Brain Barrier Using Human-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Methods in Molecular Biology, June 11, 2023, Read More

Blanchard, J. W., Akay, L. A., Davila-Velderrain, J., von Maydell, D., … Kellis, M., Tsai, L. H. APOE4 impairs myelination via cholesterol dysregulation in oligodendrocytes, Nature, November 16, 2022, Read More

Li, H., Przybyla, L., & Blanchard, J. W. Editorial: Understanding human biology with iPSC derived cell types in the era of CRISPR technology, Fronetiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, December 22, 2023, Read More