Michigan Brain Bank Director (2016 - )

Dr. Vikram Shakkottai is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He received his MBBS from Christian Medical Collage in Vellor, Tamil Nadu, India and completed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. His interests include investigating changes in cerebellar physiology in ataxic disorders and determining whether ion channel modulators have a role in the treatment of movement disorders.


Dr. Andrew Lieberman is the Abrams Collegiate Professor of Pathology and Director of Neuropathology at the University of Michigan Medical School.  He received his BS from Duke University and his MD, PhD from the University of Maryland Medical School.  He completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology and fellowship training in Neuropathology at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Lieberman’s research is focused on the mechanism of neurodegeneration in inherited neurological disorders.  

Matthew D. Perkins, B.S.

Michigan Brain Bank Coordinator

Matthew Perkins is the Michigan Brain Bank coordinator.  He has been involved in research, specifically movement disorders for over 4 years. Matthew coordinates the Michigan Brain Bank's autopsy services and collaborates with research groups across the University of Michigan campus. He is passionate about improving clinical care and research through his involvement in autopsy services. Matthew earned his Bachelor of Science in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan.

Former Michigan Brain Bank Director (1992 - 2016)

Dr. Albin is Professor of Neurology and Chief, Neuroscience Research, VAAAHS GRECC.  He directed the Brain Bank for approximately 24 years.  His primary research interest is neurodegeneration and he has considerable experience with use of human post-mortem tissue in research. 

Executive Committee