The CTCN Lab is made up of Investigators, Fellows, Research Assistants, Practicum Students, and Undergraduate Students.


Budson small photoDr. Andrew Budson, M.D.

Co-Director of the Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience

Dr. Budson is the Associate Director and Education Core Leader at the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and a Professor of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine. At the Veteran’s Affairs Boston Healthcare System he is the Chief of the Section of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology and the Associate Chief of Staff for Education. Dr. Budson’s specific research interests include understanding how memory breaks down in Alzheimer’s disease, improving memory in Alzheimer’s disease, false memory, memory for music, and the science of learning and memory as it pertains to education.

Dr. Budson’s Website

Dr. Budson’s Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Katherine Turk, M.D.

Co-Director of the Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience

Dr. Turk is Director of Graduate Medical Education for Neurology at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System. She is a board-certified Neurologist. She earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and then completed her Internship and Neurology residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. She completed her fellowship training in Behavioral Neurology with a special interest in Alzheimer’s Disease at VA Boston. She sees patients at the VA Boston Memory Disorders clinic where she supervises students, interns, residents, and fellows. Her research interests include the use of EEG event-related potentials in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and understanding chronic traumatic encephalopathy in veterans.