Haakon Nygaard

Degrees / Designations 


Email Address 
Mailing Address 
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health UBC


Academic Appointment 
Assistant Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Alzheimer's Disease

To better understand the healthy brain, Dr. Nygaard leads a project to sequence the genomes of centenarians in search for a genetic cause of dementia-free aging. As both a clinician and a scientist, Dr. Nygaard hopes to bridge the gap between basic science and clinical neurology to facilitate novel therapeutic development in Alzheimer's disease.