Johns Hopkins Medicine

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Vassilis Koliatsos, M.D.

Dr. Koliatsos Photo

Associated Investigator

Dr. Koliatsos' primary interest is mechanisms of traumatic and degenerative brain injury and repair.

He has recently turned his attention to cellular therapies for degenerative and traumatic diseases of the nervous system, i.e. applications involving embryonic and neural stem cells.


  • Xu L, Schaefer M, Linville R, Aggarwal A, Mbuguiro W, Wester B, Koliatsos V. Neuroinflammation in primary blast neurotrauma: time course and prevention by torso shielding. Exp Neurol 2016; 277: 268-274.
  • Mahairaki V, Ryu J, Peters A, Chang Q, Li Y, Park TS, Burridge PW, Talbot CC Jr, Asnaghi L, Martin LJ, Zambidis ET, Koliatsos VE. Induced pluripotent stem cells from familial Alzheimer's disease patients differentiate into mature neurons with amyloidogenic properties. Stem Cells Dev 2014; 23: 2996-3010.
  • Koliatsos V, Cernak I, Xu L, Song Y, Savonenko A, Crain B, Eberhart C, Frangakis C, Melnikova T, Kim H, Lee D. A mouse model of blast injury to brain: initial pathological, neuropathological, and behavioral characterization. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 2011; 70: 399-416.
  • Xu L, Shen P, Hazel T, Johe K, Koliatsos V. Dual transplantation of human neurol stem cells into cervical and lumbar cord ameliorates motor neuron disease in SOD1 transgenic rats. Neurosci Lett 2011; 494: 222-226.