Cellas Ari’ka Hayes

Cellas Hayes, Ph.D., (he/him) is a postdoctoral scholar in Professor Beth Mormino’s lab at Stanford School of Medicine. His research focuses on understanding how topographic changes in markers of vascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease (tau PET) can predict cognitive decline and gray matter atrophy in aging. He obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with an emphasis in Pharmacology and BA in Biology from the University of Mississippi. As a graduate trainee, he was a recipient of an NIH F31. His research background includes preclinical approaches to understanding how insulin-like growth factor-1 signaling in astrocytes and neurons influences learning, memory, and stroke outcomes. Outside of science, he enjoys Escape Rooms, traveling to new cities, playing tennis, and spending time with his wife and kids.