Nicole Bjorklund

Director, Translational Research & Development at Cohen Veterans Bioscience

Nicole Bjorklund, PhD, brings her expertise in biochemistry, translational neuroscience and biomarker development to the RAPID-Dx program, focused on advancing biomarker discovery and validation in post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

Prior to joining CVB, Nicole led the development and management of the Diagnostics Accelerator initiative at the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, which supports the advancement of biomarkers for use in drug development for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Nicole started her career as an Assistant Research Professor and Operations Director of the Biomarker and Biorepository core facilities at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her laboratories, as part of the CTSA-supported Institute of Clinical and Translational Research, supported the large number of clinical research studies at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.

Nicole completed postdoctoral training at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where she investigated molecular resistance mechanisms to Alzheimer’s disease. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Boise State University and a doctorate in biochemistry at Washington State University.


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  • Director, Translational Research & Development

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