Patrick R Hof

Patrick R Hof, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
  • PROFESSOR | Ophthalmology
  • PROFESSOR | Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Research Topics:

Aging, Alzheimer's Disease, Anatomy, Autism, Brain, Brain Imaging, Cerebral Cortex, Comparative Anatomy, Demyelination, Epilepsy, Evolution, Glutamate (NMDA & AMPA) Receptors, Hippocampus, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Memory, Mental Retardation, Morphometrics, Neural Networks, Neuro-degeneration/protection, Prefrontal Cortex, Quantitative Neuroanatomy, Synapses, Systems Neuroscience

Dr. Hof is the Regenstreif Professor of Neuroscience and Vice-Chair for the Department of Neuroscience. In the Department, Dr. Hof also leads the Kastor Neurobiology of Aging Laboratories. His laboratory has extensive expertise in the pathology of neuropsychiatric disorders and has established an international reputation in quantitative approaches to neuroanatomy and studies of brain evolution.  Dr. Hof is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Comparative Neurology.


    * Department of Neuroscience
    * Computational Neurobiology and Imaging Center
    * Laboratory of Neuromorphology
    * AutismBrainNet

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Neuroscience [NEU], Pharmacology and Therapeutics Discovery [PTD]


MD, University of Geneva School of Medicine

The Scripps Research Institute