William Seeley, MD

Neurologist

Dr. William Seeley is a professor of neurology and works at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. He cares for patients with neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzhemier's disease and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). In 2011, he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow for his research on understanding FTD and other neurodegenerative diseases. Seeley's research focuses on why dementias target specific nerve cell populations. The goal of his research is to discover what makes brain tissues susceptible or resistant to degeneration and to translate these findings into new treatments.

Seeley earned a medical degree at UCSF, where he completed an internship in internal medicine. He completed a residency in neurology at the Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals in Boston and a fellowship in behavioral neurology at UCSF.

Clinics

Memory and Aging Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2057
Fax: (415) 353-8292

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Professor

More about William Seeley

Education

UCSF School of Medicine 1999

Residencies

Partners Healthcare 2003

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Sohn PD, Tracy TE, Son HI, Zhou Y, Leite RE, Miller BL, Seeley WW, Grinberg LT, Gan L. Acetylated tau destabilizes the cytoskeleton in the axon initial segment and is mislocalized to the somatodendritic compartment. Mol Neurodegener. 2016 06 29; 11(1):47.
  2. Chételat G, Ossenkoppele R, Villemagne VL, Perrotin A, Landeau B, Mézenge F, Jagust WJ, Dore V, Miller BL, Egret S, Seeley WW, van der Flier WM, La Joie R, Ames D, van Berckel BN, Scheltens P, Barkhof F, Rowe CC, Masters CL, de La Sayette V, Bouwman F, Rabinovici GD. Atrophy, hypometabolism and clinical trajectories in patients with amyloid-negative Alzheimer's disease. Brain. 2016 09; 139(Pt 9):2528-39.
  3. Lee S, Shang Y, Redmond SA, Urisman A, Tang AA, Li KH, Burlingame AL, Pak RA, Jovicic A, Gitler AD, Wang J, Gray NS, Seeley WW, Siddique T, Bigio EH, Lee VM, Trojanowski JQ, Chan JR, Huang EJ. Activation of HIPK2 Promotes ER Stress-Mediated Neurodegeneration in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Neuron. 2016 07 06; 91(1):41-55.

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