William Eimer, Ph.D.

Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Faculty, Henry and Allison McCance Center for Brain Health, Massachusetts General Hospital


William Eimer is an instructor in the Neurology Department of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He dual majored in biology and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University.  William earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Northwestern University under the guidance of Dr. Robert Vassar where he researched intraneuronal amyloid and the 5XFAD mouse model. He continued in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, working as a postdoc under Dr. Robert Moir and then as a junior faculty member of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at MGH. His current research focuses on expanding various roles of amyloid’s as an antimicrobial peptide, investigating the potential roles that Herpes viruses play in AD, and exploring how the immune system may be a key component of AD etiology.

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.

Kumar, D. K., Choi, S. H., Washicosky, K. J., Eimer, W. A., Tucker, S., Ghofrani, J., Lefkowitz, A., McColl, G., Goldstein, L. E., Tanzi, R. E., & Moir, R. D. Amyloid-beta peptide protects against microbial infection in mouse and worm models of Alzheimer’s disease, Science Translational Medicine, May 25, 2016, Read More