Andrew F. Teich, MD

Expertise in: 
Pathology - Anatomic
Board Certifications: 
Neuropathology, Anatomic Pathology
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Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology (in Neurology)

Administrative Titles

  • Director of the New York Brain Bank

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: 2008 NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical C
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Neuropathology
  • Anatomic Pathology

Honors & Awards

2016 Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging, NIH-NIA

2014 Margaret M. Cahn Research Award, Alzheimer’s Association

2011 Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholar Award, Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholar Foundation/Columbia University


My current research focus is on the intersection of systems biology and neurodegenerative disease. Specifically, ongoing work in my laboratory is focusing on computational analysis of RNA expression data from Alzheimer’s disease brain tissue, with the goal of identifying master regulators of gene expression in Alzheimer’s disease that contribute to both synaptic dysfunction as well as microglial dysfunction and subsequent dysregulation of phagocytosis. We have identified several putative master regulators relevant to AD pathogenesis, and we are currently characterizing associated gene regulatory networks.

Selected Publications

  1. Zeljko Tomljanovic, Mitesh Patel, William Shin, Andrea Califano, Andrew F. Teich. ZCCHC17 is a master regulator of synaptic gene expression in Alzheimer's Disease. Bioinformatics, 2018 Feb 1;34(3):367-371.
  2. A. F. Teich, Sakurai M., Patel M., Holman C., Saeed F., Fiorito J., Arancio O. PDE5 Exists in Human Neurons and is a Viable Therapeutic Target for Neurologic Disease. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 2016 9;52(1): 295-302.
  3. Gill BJ, Pisapia DJ, Malone HR, Goldstein H, Lei L, Sonabend A, Yun J, Samanamud J, Sims JS, Banu M, Dovas A, Teich AF, Sheth SA, McKhann GM, Sisti MB, Bruce JN, Sims PA, Canoll P. MRI-localized biopsies reveal subtype-specific differences in molecular and cellular composition at the margins of glioblastoma. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. (2014)26;111(34):12550-5.
  4. Teich AF, Patel M, Arancio O. A Reliable Way to Detect Endogenous Murine β-Amyloid. PLoSOne. (2013) 8(2):e55647.
  5. Teich AF and Qian N. V1 orientation plasticity is explained by broadly tuned feedforward inputs and intracortical sharpening. Visual Neuroscience 27:57-73, 2010.
  6. Teich AF and Qian N. Comparison Among Some Models of V1 Orientation Selectivity. Journal of Neurophysiology 96:404-419, 2006.
  7. Teich AF and Qian N. Learning and adaptation in a recurrent model of V1 orientation selectivity. Journal of Neurophysiology 89:2086-2100, 2003.