Alexander C. Conley, PhD

Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Alexander C. Conley is a cognitive neuroscientist and an Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Conley’s research interests focus on treatment discoveries to reverse cognitive and memory problems that develop following trauma and neurodegeneration. In particular, he has studied the development and implementation of a novel cholinergic agent for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, and has contributed to clinical trials for mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and geriatric depression.  

Dr. Conley completed his doctoral degree in psychology at University of Newcastle and a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuroscience at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2019.