About The PI

Joseph Castellano, Ph.D.

Joseph Castellano, PhD

Assistant Professor



B.S., University of Maryland Baltimore County

Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University, Stanford, California


  • 2018 BrightFocus Foundation Grant, "Plasma protein-mediated effects of ApoE4 expression on brain in AD"
  • K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, “Regulation of hippocampal plasticity and learning and memory by a bloodborne rejuvenation factor”
  • Katz & Martin Friedman Brain Institute Research Scholar Award, "Blood-borne molecules to target Alzheimer's disease pathology"


    • Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award
    • Outstanding Graduate for Excellence in Biochemistry Award
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Predoctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
    • Conference Assistant Award, Keystone Conference (J5), Neurodegenerative Diseases
    • Hope Center Award Finalist for Research in Translational Neuroscience
    • 34th Annual James L. O’Leary Prize for Research in Neuroscience (Washington University)
    • Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellowship, Simons Foundation Fellow, accepted
    • NIH Child Health Research Institute Postdoctoral fellowship, accepted
    • Stanford Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, awarded
    • Postdoctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, awarded
    • 2015 New Vision Award, Donor’s Cure Foundation, Charleston Conference on AD
    • K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award (NIA/NIH)
    • Katz and Martin Friedman Brain Institute Research Scholar Award