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Koronyo-Hamaoui Lab

Personal Statement

Dr. Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui is a Professor at Neurosurgery department, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, specializing in neurodegenerative diseases, predominantly Alzheimer's disease (AD), neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-inflammatory and retinal vascular pathology research. She obtained her PhD in Psychiatric Genetics from Tel-Aviv University School of Medicine in 2005. After a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroimmunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, she was recruited to Cedars-Sinai as a Research Scientist and rapidly advanced to become a faculty assistant professor in 2010.

Maya Koronyo

Breakthrough Research

  • Identification of Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology in the Retina
  • Development of the First-Ever Noninvasive High-Resolution Retinal Amyloid Imaging Methodology in Animal Models and Human Patients
  • Novel Immunomodulation Approaches for Combatting AD
  • First Demonstration of Spontaneous Infiltration of Peripheral Monocytes into the Brain Parenchyma of Murine Models of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Discovery of the Therapeutic Effects of Bone Marrow-Derived Monocytes in Synaptic and Cognitive Preservation
  • The Novel Role of OPN/SPP1 in Macrophage-Mediated Cerebral Clearance of Aβ


Learn more about the recent research publications from the Koronyo-Hamaoui Lab.

Laboratory Team

Job Opportunities

We are actively recruiting students and postdocs to be our colleagues and expand lab knowledge and expertise to make important breakthroughs.


The Koronyo-Hamaoui Lab collaborates with a wide range of investigators within Cedars-Sinai and institutions around the world.

Contact the Koronyo-Hamaoui Lab

Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Advanced Health Science Pavilion, Sixth Floor, Suite A6212
Los Angeles, CA 90048