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Zachary Miller, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentNeurology
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-514-9320
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    University of PittsburghM.D.2004School of Medicine
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    AAN2018  - 2018Geschwind Prize in Behavioral Neurology

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    Neurodevelopmental Trajectories Towards Neurodegenerative Disease
    NIH/NIA K23AG048291Aug 15, 2015 - Apr 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Bonham LW, Steele NZR, Karch CM, Manzoni C, Geier EG, Wen N, Ofori-Kuragu A, Momeni P, Hardy J, Miller ZA, Hess CP, Lewis P, Miller BL, Seeley WW, Baranzini SE, Desikan RS, Ferrari R, Yokoyama JS. Protein network analysis reveals selectively vulnerable regions and biological processes in FTD. Neurol Genet. 2018 Oct; 4(5):e266. PMID: 30283816.
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    2. Miller ZA, Rosenberg L, Santos-Santos MA, Stephens M, Allen IE, Hubbard HI, Cantwell A, Mandelli ML, Grinberg LT, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Rabinovici GD, Gorno-Tempini ML. Prevalence of Mathematical and Visuospatial Learning Disabilities in Patients With Posterior Cortical Atrophy. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Apr 09. PMID: 29630699.
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    3. Wang C, Najm R, Xu Q, Jeong DE, Walker D, Balestra ME, Yoon SY, Yuan H, Li G, Miller ZA, Miller BL, Malloy MJ, Huang Y. Gain of toxic apolipoprotein E4 effects in human iPSC-derived neurons is ameliorated by a small-molecule structure corrector. Nat Med. 2018 Apr 09. PMID: 29632371.
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    4. Erkkinen MG, Zúñiga RG, Pardo CC, Miller BL, Miller ZA. Artistic Renaissance in Frontotemporal Dementia. JAMA. 2018 04 03; 319(13):1304-1306. PMID: 29614157.
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    5. Caverzasi E, Mandelli ML, Hoeft F, Watson C, Meyer M, Allen IE, Papinutto N, Wang C, Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott CAM, Marco EJ, Mukherjee P, Miller ZA, Miller BL, Hendren R, Shapiro KA, Gorno-Tempini ML. Abnormal age-related cortical folding and neurite morphology in children with developmental dyslexia. Neuroimage Clin. 2018; 18:814-821. PMID: 29876267.
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    6. Santos-Santos MA, Rabinovici GD, Iaccarino L, Ayakta N, Tammewar G, Lobach I, Henry ML, Hubbard I, Mandelli ML, Spinelli E, Miller ZA, Pressman PS, O'Neil JP, Ghosh P, Lazaris A, Meyer M, Watson C, Yoon SJ, Rosen HJ, Grinberg L, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Jagust WJ, Gorno-Tempini ML. Rates of Amyloid Imaging Positivity in Patients With Primary Progressive Aphasia. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Mar 01; 75(3):342-352. PMID: 29309493.
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    7. Broce I, Karch CM, Wen N, Fan CC, Wang Y, Tan CH, Kouri N, Ross OA, Höglinger GU, Muller U, Hardy J. Correction: Immune-related genetic enrichment in frontotemporal dementia: An analysis of genome-wide association studies. PLoS Med. 2018 Jan; 15(1):e1002504. PMID: 29377952.
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    8. Broce I, Karch CM, Wen N, Fan CC, Wang Y, Tan CH, Kouri N, Ross OA, Höglinger GU, Muller U, Hardy J. Immune-related genetic enrichment in frontotemporal dementia: An analysis of genome-wide association studies. PLoS Med. 2018 01; 15(1):e1002487. PMID: 29315334.
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    9. La Joie R, Bejanin A, Fagan AM, Ayakta N, Baker SL, Bourakova V, Boxer AL, Cha J, Karydas A, Jerome G, Maass A, Mensing A, Miller ZA, O'Neil JP, Pham J, Rosen HJ, Tsai R, Visani AV, Miller BL, Jagust WJ, Rabinovici GD. Associations between [18F]AV1451 tau PET and CSF measures of tau pathology in a clinical sample. Neurology. 2018 Jan 23; 90(4):e282-e290. PMID: 29282337.
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    10. Bejanin A, Schonhaut DR, La Joie R, Kramer JH, Baker SL, Sosa N, Ayakta N, Cantwell A, Janabi M, Lauriola M, O'Neil JP, Gorno-Tempini ML, Miller ZA, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Jagust WJ, Rabinovici GD. Tau pathology and neurodegeneration contribute to cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease. Brain. 2017 Dec 01; 140(12):3286-3300. PMID: 29053874.
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    11. Perry DC, Brown JA, Possin KL, Datta S, Trujillo A, Radke A, Karydas A, Kornak J, Sias AC, Rabinovici GD, Gorno-Tempini ML, Boxer AL, De May M, Rankin KP, Sturm VE, Lee SE, Matthews BR, Kao AW, Vossel KA, Tartaglia MC, Miller ZA, Seo SW, Sidhu M, Gaus SE, Nana AL, Vargas JNS, Hwang JL, Ossenkoppele R, Brown AB, Huang EJ, Coppola G, Rosen HJ, Geschwind D, Trojanowski JQ, Grinberg LT, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Seeley WW. Clinicopathological correlations in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia. Brain. 2017 Dec 01; 140(12):3329-3345. PMID: 29053860.
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    12. Watson CL, Possin K, Allen IE, Hubbard HI, Meyer M, Welch AE, Rabinovici GD, Rosen H, Rankin KP, Miller Z, Santos-Santos MA, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Visuospatial Functioning in the Primary Progressive Aphasias. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2018 Mar; 24(3):259-268. PMID: 29039275.
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    13. Ranasinghe KG, Hinkley LB, Beagle AJ, Mizuiri D, Honma SM, Welch AE, Hubbard I, Mandelli ML, Miller ZA, Garrett C, La A, Boxer AL, Houde JF, Miller BL, Vossel KA, Gorno-Tempini ML, Nagarajan SS. Distinct spatiotemporal patterns of neuronal functional connectivity in primary progressive aphasia variants. Brain. 2017 Oct 01; 140(10):2737-2751. PMID: 28969381.
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    14. Iaccarino L, Tammewar G, Ayakta N, Baker SL, Bejanin A, Boxer AL, Gorno-Tempini ML, Janabi M, Kramer JH, Lazaris A, Lockhart SN, Miller BL, Miller ZA, O'Neil JP, Ossenkoppele R, Rosen HJ, Schonhaut DR, Jagust WJ, Rabinovici GD. Local and distant relationships between amyloid, tau and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's Disease. Neuroimage Clin. 2018; 17:452-464. PMID: 29159058.
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    15. Sha SJ, Miller ZA, Min SW, Zhou Y, Brown J, Mitic LL, Karydas A, Koestler M, Tsai R, Corbetta-Rastelli C, Lin S, Hare E, Fields S, Fleischmann KE, Powers R, Fitch R, Martens LH, Shamloo M, Fagan AM, Farese RV, Pearlman R, Seeley W, Miller BL, Gan L, Boxer AL. An 8-week, open-label, dose-finding study of nimodipine for the treatment of progranulin insufficiency from GRN gene mutations. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2017 Nov; 3(4):507-512. PMID: 29124108.
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    16. Kerwin WS, Miller Z, Yuan C. Imaging of the high-risk carotid plaque: magnetic resonance imaging. Semin Vasc Surg. 2017 Mar; 30(1):54-61. PMID: 28818259.
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    17. Steele NZ, Carr JS, Bonham LW, Geier EG, Damotte V, Miller ZA, Desikan RS, Boehme KL, Mukherjee S, Crane PK, Kauwe JS, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Coppola G, Hollenbach JA, Huang Y, Yokoyama JS. Fine-mapping of the human leukocyte antigen locus as a risk factor for Alzheimer disease: A case-control study. PLoS Med. 2017 Mar; 14(3):e1002272. PMID: 28350795.
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    18. Spinelli EG, Mandelli ML, Miller ZA, Santos-Santos MA, Wilson SM, Agosta F, Grinberg LT, Huang EJ, Trojanowski JQ, Meyer M, Henry ML, Comi G, Rabinovici G, Rosen HJ, Filippi M, Miller BL, Seeley WW, Gorno-Tempini ML. Typical and atypical pathology in primary progressive aphasia variants. Ann Neurol. 2017 Mar; 81(3):430-443. PMID: 28133816.
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    19. Fong JC, Rojas JC, Bang J, Legati A, Rankin KP, Forner S, Miller ZA, Karydas AM, Coppola G, Grouse CK, Ralph J, Miller BL, Geschwind MD. Genetic Prion Disease Caused by PRNP Q160X Mutation Presenting with an Orbitofrontal Syndrome, Cyclic Diarrhea, and Peripheral Neuropathy. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017; 55(1):249-258. PMID: 27716661.
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    20. Miller ZA, Sturm VE, Camsari GB, Karydas A, Yokoyama JS, Grinberg LT, Boxer AL, Rosen HJ, Rankin KP, Gorno-Tempini ML, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Seeley WW, Graff-Radford NR, Miller BL. Increased prevalence of autoimmune disease within C9 and FTD/MND cohorts: Completing the picture. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2016 Dec; 3(6):e301. PMID: 27844039.
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    21. Bertoux M, Sarazin M, Pasquier F, Bottlaender M, de Souza LC, Mioshi E, Hornberger M, Ranasinghe KG, Rankin KP, Lobach IV, Kramer JH, Sturm VE, Bettcher BM, Possin K, You SC, Lamarre AK, Shany-Ur T, Stephens ML, Perry DC, Lee SE, Miller ZA, Gorno-Tempini ML, Rosen HJ, Boxer A, Seeley WW, Rabinovici GD, Vossel KA, Miller BL. Cognition and neuropsychiatry in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia by disease stage. Neurology. 2016 10 04; 87(14):1523. PMID: 27698154.
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    22. Sirkis DW, Bonham LW, Aparicio RE, Geier EG, Ramos EM, Wang Q, Karydas A, Miller ZA, Miller BL, Coppola G, Yokoyama JS. Rare TREM2 variants associated with Alzheimer's disease display reduced cell surface expression. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2016 09 02; 4(1):98. PMID: 27589997.
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    23. Ranasinghe KG, Rankin KP, Pressman PS, Perry DC, Lobach IV, Seeley WW, Coppola G, Karydas AM, Grinberg LT, Shany-Ur T, Lee SE, Rabinovici GD, Rosen HJ, Gorno-Tempini ML, Boxer AL, Miller ZA, Chiong W, DeMay M, Kramer JH, Possin KL, Sturm VE, Bettcher BM, Neylan M, Zackey DD, Nguyen LA, Ketelle R, Block N, Wu TQ, Dallich A, Russek N, Caplan A, Geschwind DH, Vossel KA, Miller BL. Distinct Subtypes of Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia Based on Patterns of Network Degeneration. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Sep 01; 73(9):1078-88. PMID: 27429218.
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    24. Mandelli ML, Vilaplana E, Brown JA, Hubbard HI, Binney RJ, Attygalle S, Santos-Santos MA, Miller ZA, Pakvasa M, Henry ML, Rosen HJ, Henry RG, Rabinovici GD, Miller BL, Seeley WW, Gorno-Tempini ML. Healthy brain connectivity predicts atrophy progression in non-fluent variant of primary progressive aphasia. Brain. 2016 10; 139(Pt 10):2778-2791. PMID: 27497488.
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    25. Bettcher BM, Fitch R, Wynn MJ, Lalli MA, Elofson J, Jastrzab L, Mitic L, Miller ZA, Rabinovici GD, Miller BL, Kao AW, Kosik KS, Kramer JH. MCP-1 and eotaxin-1 selectively and negatively associate with memory in MCI and Alzheimer's disease dementia phenotypes. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2016; 3:91-7. PMID: 27453930; PMCID: PMC4941041.
    26. Yokoyama JS, Wang Y, Schork AJ, Thompson WK, Karch CM, Cruchaga C, McEvoy LK, Witoelar A, Chen CH, Holland D, Brewer JB, Franke A, Dillon WP, Wilson DM, Mukherjee P, Hess CP, Miller Z, Bonham LW, Shen J, Rabinovici GD, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Hyman BT, Schellenberg GD, Karlsen TH, Andreassen OA, Dale AM, Desikan RS. Association Between Genetic Traits for Immune-Mediated Diseases and Alzheimer Disease. JAMA Neurol. 2016 Jun 01; 73(6):691-7. PMID: 27088644.
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    27. Ossenkoppele R, Schonhaut DR, Schöll M, Lockhart SN, Ayakta N, Baker SL, O'Neil JP, Janabi M, Lazaris A, Cantwell A, Vogel J, Santos M, Miller ZA, Bettcher BM, Vossel KA, Kramer JH, Gorno-Tempini ML, Miller BL, Jagust WJ, Rabinovici GD. Tau PET patterns mirror clinical and neuroanatomical variability in Alzheimer's disease. Brain. 2016 05; 139(Pt 5):1551-67. PMID: 26962052; PMCID: PMC5006248 [Available on 05/01/17].
    28. Ranasinghe KG, Rankin KP, Lobach IV, Kramer JH, Sturm VE, Bettcher BM, Possin K, Christine You S, Lamarre AK, Shany-Ur T, Stephens ML, Perry DC, Lee SE, Miller ZA, Gorno-Tempini ML, Rosen HJ, Boxer A, Seeley WW, Rabinovici GD, Vossel KA, Miller BL. Cognition and neuropsychiatry in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia by disease stage. Neurology. 2016 Feb 16; 86(7):600-10. PMID: 26802093.
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    29. Henry ML, Wilson SM, Babiak MC, Mandelli ML, Beeson PM, Miller ZA, Gorno-Tempini ML. Phonological Processing in Primary Progressive Aphasia. J Cogn Neurosci. 2016 Feb; 28(2):210-22. PMID: 26544920; PMCID: PMC4855288.
    30. Lehmann M, Madison C, Ghosh PM, Miller ZA, Greicius MD, Kramer JH, Coppola G, Miller BL, Jagust WJ, Gorno-Tempini ML, Seeley WW, Rabinovici GD. Loss of functional connectivity is greater outside the default mode network in nonfamilial early-onset Alzheimer's disease variants. Neurobiol Aging. 2015 Oct; 36(10):2678-86. PMID: 26242705; PMCID: PMC4698410.
    31. Moreno F, Rabinovici GD, Karydas A, Miller Z, Hsu SC, Legati A, Fong J, Schonhaut D, Esselmann H, Watson C, Stephens ML, Kramer J, Wiltfang J, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Coppola G, Grinberg LT. A novel mutation P112H in the TARDBP gene associated with frontotemporal lobar degeneration without motor neuron disease and abundant neuritic amyloid plaques. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2015 Apr 03; 3:19. PMID: 25853458; PMCID: PMC4382926.
    32. Brambati SM, Amici S, Racine CA, Neuhaus J, Miller Z, Ogar J, Dronkers N, Miller BL, Rosen H, Gorno-Tempini ML. Longitudinal gray matter contraction in three variants of primary progressive aphasia: A tenser-based morphometry study. Neuroimage Clin. 2015; 8:345-55. PMID: 26106560; PMCID: PMC4473099.
    33. Ossenkoppele R, Schonhaut DR, Baker SL, O'Neil JP, Janabi M, Ghosh PM, Santos M, Miller ZA, Bettcher BM, Gorno-Tempini ML, Miller BL, Jagust WJ, Rabinovici GD. Tau, amyloid, and hypometabolism in a patient with posterior cortical atrophy. Ann Neurol. 2015 Feb; 77(2):338-42. PMID: 25448043; PMCID: PMC4382124.
    34. Miller ZA, Hinkley LB, Herman A, Honma S, Findlay A, Block N, Ketelle R, Rabinovici G, Rosen H, Nagarajan SS, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Anomalous functional language lateralization in semantic variant PPA. Neurology. 2015 Jan 13; 84(2):204-6. PMID: 25471393; PMCID: PMC4336079.
    35. Wagshal D, Sankaranarayanan S, Guss V, Hall T, Berisha F, Lobach I, Karydas A, Voltarelli L, Scherling C, Heuer H, Tartaglia MC, Miller Z, Coppola G, Ahlijanian M, Soares H, Kramer JH, Rabinovici GD, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Meredith J, Boxer AL. Divergent CSF t alterations in two common tauopathies: Alzheimer's disease and progressive supranuclear palsy. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2015 Mar; 86(3):244-50. PMID: 24899730.
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    36. Wu TQ, Miller ZA, Adhimoolam B, Zackey DD, Khan BK, Ketelle R, Rankin KP, Miller BL. Verbal creativity in semantic variant primary progressive aphasia. Neurocase. 2015 Feb; 21(1):73-8. PMID: 24329034; PMCID: PMC4284199.
    37. Miller ZA, Mandelli ML, Rankin KP, Henry ML, Babiak MC, Frazier DT, Lobach IV, Bettcher BM, Wu TQ, Rabinovici GD, Graff-Radford NR, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. Handedness and language learning disability differentially distribute in progressive aphasia variants. Brain. 2013 Nov; 136(Pt 11):3461-73. PMID: 24056533; PMCID: PMC3808687.
    38. Lamarre AK, Rascovsky K, Bostrom A, Toofanian P, Wilkins S, Sha SJ, Perry DC, Miller ZA, Naasan G, Laforce R, Hagen J, Takada LT, Tartaglia MC, Kang G, Galasko D, Salmon DP, Farias ST, Kaur B, Olichney JM, Quitania Park L, Mendez MF, Tsai PH, Teng E, Dickerson BC, Domoto-Reilly K, McGinnis S, Miller BL, Kramer JH. Interrater reliability of the new criteria for behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. Neurology. 2013 May 21; 80(21):1973-7. PMID: 23635967; PMCID: PMC3716343.
    39. Miller ZA, Rankin KP, Graff-Radford NR, Takada LT, Sturm VE, Cleveland CM, Criswell LA, Jaeger PA, Stan T, Heggeli KA, Hsu SC, Karydas A, Khan BK, Grinberg LT, Gorno-Tempini ML, Boxer AL, Rosen HJ, Kramer JH, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Seeley WW, Wyss-Coray T, Miller BL. TDP-43 frontotemporal lobar degeneration and autoimmune disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2013 Sep; 84(9):956-62. PMID: 23543794.
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    40. Miller ZA, Miller BL. Artistic creativity and dementia. Prog Brain Res. 2013; 204:99-112. PMID: 24041320.
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    41. Yuan C, Oikawa M, Miller Z, Hatsukami T. MRI of carotid atherosclerosis. J Nucl Cardiol. 2008 Mar-Apr; 15(2):266-75. PMID: 18371599; PMCID: PMC2330328.
    42. Hua X, Miller ZA, Benchabane H, Wrana JL, Lodish HF. Synergism between transcription factors TFE3 and Smad3 in transforming growth factor-beta-induced transcription of the Smad7 gene. J Biol Chem. 2000 Oct 27; 275(43):33205-8. PMID: 10973944.
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    43. Hua X, Miller ZA, Wu G, Shi Y, Lodish HF. Specificity in transforming growth factor beta-induced transcription of the plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 gene: interactions of promoter DNA, transcription factor muE3, and Smad proteins. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999 Nov 09; 96(23):13130-5. PMID: 10557285; PMCID: PMC23912.