FACULTY & STAFF

Michigan Brain Bank Director (2016 - )

Dr. Vikram Shakkottai is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He received his MBBS from Christian Medical Collage in Vellor, Tamil Nadu, India and completed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. His interests include investigating changes in cerebellar physiology in ataxic disorders and determining whether ion channel modulators have a role in the treatment of movement disorders.

Neuropathologist

Dr. Andrew Lieberman is the Abrams Collegiate Professor of Pathology and Director of Neuropathology at the University of Michigan Medical School.  He received his BS from Duke University and his MD, PhD from the University of Maryland Medical School.  He completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology and fellowship training in Neuropathology at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Lieberman’s research is focused on the mechanism of neurodegeneration in inherited neurological disorders.  

Matthew D. Perkins, B.S.

Michigan Brain Bank Coordinator (2014 - )

Matthew Perkins is the Michigan Brain Bank coordinator.  He has been involved in research, specifically movement disorders and dementia related disease, since 2012. Matthew manages and trains Michigan Brain Bank laboratory staff,  coordinates the Michigan Brain Bank's autopsy services, performs research recovery services for Michigan Brain Bank's collaborating clinics and studies, as well as, research groups across the country, and collaborates with research groups across the University of Michigan campus and throughout the United States. He is passionate about improving clinical care and research through his involvement in the Michigan Brain Bank. Matthew earned his Bachelor of Science in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan.

Taylor Richards
Michigan Brain Bank Laboratory Tech (2017-2018)

Taylor Richards was a Michigan Brain Bank Laboratory Technician. She was involved with the Michigan Brain Bank from the spring of 2017 to Winter of 2018. Taylor played an important role in distributing samples to Michigan Brain Bank collaborators across the University of Michigan campus and throughout the United States. Taylor earned her Bachelor degree in Biopsychology, Cognition, Neuroscience (BCN) from the University of Michigan with a graduation date in May 2019.

Shehroz Malik
Michigan Brain Bank Laboratory Tech (2017- )

Shehroz Malik is a Michigan Brain Bank Laboratory Technician. He has been involved with the Michigan Brain Bank since the winter of 2017. Shehroz plays an important role in distributing samples to Michigan Brain Bank collaborators across the University of Michigan campus and throughout the United States. He is earning a Bachelor’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology & Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan with an expected graduation date in 2020. He is interested in learning about the brain anatomy and investigating the crucial factors of neurodegenerative pathology. Shehroz intends to attend Medical School and one day become a neurosurgeon.

Former Michigan Brain Bank Director (1992 - 2016)

Dr. Albin is Professor of Neurology and Chief, Neuroscience Research, VAAAHS GRECC.  He directed the Brain Bank for approximately 24 years.  His primary research interest is neurodegeneration and he has considerable experience with use of human post-mortem tissue in research. 

Executive Committee