Neurobiology of Disease Laboratory
Genetics and Aging Research Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Kovacs has over fifteen years of molecular and cell biology research experience. She joined the Genetics and Aging Research Unit in 1993 as a postdoctoral fellow, to study the role of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) in Alzheimer's disease. She has since co-authored over fifteen original articles in peer-reviewed journals, over ten chapters or reviews, and is co-inventor on three patents. She has served for several years on the Review Board of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council of the Alzheimer's Association, and most recently on the Editorial Board of The Scientific World. For her contributions to research on the molecular basis of Alzheimer's disease, she received the Britton Fellowship for Research in Alzheimer's disease, the French Foundation for Alzheimer Research Fellowship, and the Neurosciences Education and Research Foundation Award.
Dr. Kovacs received a summa cum laude BS-MS degree in Biology from the University of Bologna, Italy, and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1991. While earning her Ph.D. degree in Italy, she performed her research at the Division of Neuropathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.