Clinical and Research Background
Dr. Latimer’s clinical specialty is neuropathology, which includes the clinical practice of neurosurgical, neuromuscular, ophthalmic, and autopsy subspecialties, with a particular interest in neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Latimer is also committed to research efforts focused on the role of the synapse in neurodegenerative disease with the goal of understanding the changes that occur at the earliest stages of disease and how these changes differ in individuals without neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Latimer additionally works with neuroimaging experts through the Integrated Brain Imaging Center to bridge the gap between neuroradiology and neuropathology and enhance targeted sampling through the use of neuroimaging data and techniques.
American Board of Pathology certifications in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology
Brain aging and age-related neurodegenerative processes in the brain and spinal cord with a particular emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease and the mechanisms underlying resistance and resilience to neurodegenerative disease.
Academic and Medical Appointments
Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2020-present
Acting Instructor, Department of Pathology, Division of Neuropathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2017-2020
Education and Training
Fellowship in Neuropathology, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, 2017
Residency in Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, 2015
M.D., Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 2013
Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Kentucky, Department of Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology, 2011
Latest publications from PubMed