Julio Rojas

Julio Rojas, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Julio Rojas received a medical degree from the Tecnológico de Monterrey School of Medicine. He completed doctoral studies in neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin with a dissertation on Strategies of neuroprotection in an in vivo model of retinal degeneration induced by mitochondrial dysfunction, and completed a neurology residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. In 2014, he joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center as a behavioral neurology fellow. Dr. Rojas is currently an assistant professor and is part of the clinical trials team led by Dr. Adam Boxer. He is a site principal investigator for A4, A3-4/5 and TRAILBLAZER-ALZ-2, phase 3 studies of anti-amyloid therapies in Alzheimer’s disease. He specializes in care for patients with Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia spectrum disorders and dementia with Lewy bodies, and collaborates in the evaluation of research participants for the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Fluid Biomarker Core. He serves in the UCSF Institutional Review Board (https://irb.ucsf.edu/irb-review), the Neurology Department Diversity Committee (https://neurology.ucsf.edu/diversity), and co-chairs the Behavioral Management Task Force (https://memory.ucsf.edu/services/behavior-management-task-force).

 

Twitter: @JulioCRojas10

 

UCSF Profile: https://profiles.ucsf.edu/julio.rojas-martinez

 

UCSF Provider Page: https://www.ucsfhealth.org/providers/dr-julio-rojas

 

 

Publications

VandeVrede L, La Joie R, Thijssen EH, Asken BM, Vento SA, Tsuei T, Baker SL, Cobigo Y, Fonseca C, Heuer HW, Kramer JH, Ljubenkov PA, Rabinovici GD, Rojas JC, Rosen HJ, Staffaroni AM, Boeve BF, Dickerson BC, Grossman M, Huey ED, Irwin DJ, Litvan I, Pantelyat AY, Tartaglia MC, Dage JL, Boxer AL. Evaluation of Plasma Phosphorylated Tau217 for Differentiation Between Alzheimer Disease and Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Subtypes Among Patients With Corticobasal Syndrome. JAMA Neurol. 2023 Apr 03.

Alcolea D, Beeri MS, Rojas JC, Gardner RC, Lleó A. Blood Biomarkers in Neurodegenerative Diseases: Implications for the Clinical Neurologist. Neurology. 2023 Mar 06.

Toller G, Cobigo Y, Callahan P, Appleby BS, Brushaber D, Domoto-Reilly K, Forsberg LK, Ghoshal N, Graff-Radford J, Graff-Radford NR, Grossman M, Heuer HW, Kornak J, Kremers W, Lapid MI, Leger G, Litvan I, Mackenzie IR, Pascual MB, Ramos EM, Rascovsky K, Rojas JC, Staffaroni AM, Tartaglia MC, Toga A, Weintraub S, Wszolek ZK, Boeve BF, Boxer AL, Rosen HJ, Rankin KP, ALLFTD consortium. Multisite ALLFTD study modeling progressive empathy loss from the earliest stages of behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. Alzheimers Dement. 2023 Jan 02.

Casaletto KB, Kornack J, Paolillo EW, Rojas JC, VandeBunte A, Staffaroni AS, Lee S, Heuer H, Forsberg L, Ramos EM, Miller BL, Kramer JH, Yaffe K, Petrucelli L, Boxer A, Boeve B, Gendron TF, Rosen H, ALLFTD Consortium. Association of Physical Activity With Neurofilament Light Chain Trajectories in Autosomal Dominant Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Variant Carriers. JAMA Neurol. 2023 01 01; 80(1):82-90.

Staffaroni AM, Quintana M, Wendelberger B, Heuer HW, Russell LL, Cobigo Y, Wolf A, Goh SM, Petrucelli L, Gendron TF, Heller C, Clark AL, Taylor JC, Wise A, Ong E, Forsberg L, Brushaber D, Rojas JC, VandeVrede L, Ljubenkov P, Kramer J, Casaletto KB, Appleby B, Bordelon Y, Botha H, Dickerson BC, Domoto-Reilly K, Fields JA, Foroud T, Gavrilova R, Geschwind D, Ghoshal N, Goldman J, Graff-Radford J, Graff-Radford N, Grossman M, Hall MGH, Hsiung GY, Huey ED, Irwin D, Jones DT, Kantarci K, Kaufer D, Knopman D, Kremers W, Lago AL, Lapid MI, Litvan I, Lucente D, Mackenzie IR, Mendez MF, Mester C, Miller BL, Onyike CU, Rademakers R, Ramanan VK, Ramos EM, Rao M, Rascovsky K, Rankin KP, Roberson ED, Savica R, Tartaglia MC, Weintraub S, Wong B, Cash DM, Bouzigues A, Swift IJ, Peakman G, Bocchetta M, Todd EG, Convery RS, Rowe JB, Borroni B, Galimberti D, Tiraboschi P, Masellis M, Finger E, van Swieten JC, Seelaar H, Jiskoot LC, Sorbi S, Butler CR, Graff C, Gerhard A, Langheinrich T, Laforce R, Sanchez-Valle R, de Mendonça A, Moreno F, Synofzik M, Vandenberghe R, Ducharme S, Le Ber I, Levin J, Danek A, Otto M, Pasquier F, Santana I, Kornak J, Boeve BF, Rosen HJ, Rohrer JD, Boxer AL, Frontotemporal Dementia Prevention Initiative (FPI) Investigators. Temporal order of clinical and biomarker changes in familial frontotemporal dementia. Nat Med. 2022 10; 28(10):2194-2206.

Berry K, Asken BM, Grab JD, Chan B, Lario Lago A, Wong R, Seetharaman S, LaHue SC, Possin KL, Rojas JC, Kramer JH, Boxer AL, Lai JC, VandeVrede L. Hepatic and renal function impact concentrations of plasma biomarkers of neuropathology. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2022; 14(1):e12321.

Abdelhak A, Cordano C, Boscardin WJ, Caverzasi E, Kuhle J, Chan B, Gelfand JM, Yiu HH, Oertel FC, Beaudry-Richard A, Condor Montes S, Oksenberg JR, Lario Lago A, Boxer A, Rojas-Martinez JC, Elahi FM, Chan JR, Green AJ. Plasma neurofilament light chain levels suggest neuroaxonal stability following therapeutic remyelination in people with multiple sclerosis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2022 Jun 16.

Deal J, Rojas JC. Visual Impairment as a Modifiable Risk Factor in Dementia Prevention and Management. JAMA Neurol. 2022 06 01; 79(6):542-543.

Toller G, Cobigo Y, Ljubenkov PA, Appleby BS, Dickerson BC, Domoto-Reilly K, Fong JC, Forsberg LK, Gavrilova RH, Ghoshal N, Heuer HW, Knopman DS, Kornak J, Lapid MI, Litvan I, Lucente DE, Mckenzie IR, McGinnis SM, Miller BL, Pedraza O, Rojas JC, Staffaroni AM, Wong B, Wszolek ZK, Boeve BF, Boxer AL, Rosen HJ, Rankin KP, ALLFTD research consortium. Sensitivity of the Social Behavior Observer Checklist to Early Symptoms of Patients With Frontotemporal Dementia. Neurology. 2022 May 18.

Asken BM, Tanner JA, VandeVrede L, Mantyh WG, Casaletto KB, Staffaroni AM, La Joie R, Iaccarino L, Soleimani-Meigooni D, Rojas JC, Gardner RC, Miller BL, Grinberg LT, Boxer AL, Kramer JH, Rabinovici GD. Plasma P-tau181 and P-tau217 in Patients With Traumatic Encephalopathy Syndrome With and Without Evidence of Alzheimer Disease Pathology. Neurology. 2022 08 09; 99(6):e594-e604.

Gendron TF, Heckman MG, White LJ, Veire AM, Pedraza O, Burch AR, Bozoki AC, Dickerson BC, Domoto-Reilly K, Foroud T, Forsberg LK, Galasko DR, Ghoshal N, Graff-Radford NR, Grossman M, Heuer HW, Huey ED, Hsiung GR, Irwin DJ, Kaufer DI, Leger GC, Litvan I, Masdeu JC, Mendez MF, Onyike CU, Pascual B, Ritter A, Roberson ED, Rojas JC, Tartaglia MC, Wszolek ZK, Rosen H, Boeve BF, Boxer AL, ALLFTD consortium, Petrucelli L. Comprehensive cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of plasma neurofilament light across FTD spectrum disorders. Cell Rep Med. 2022 04 19; 3(4):100607.

Illán-Gala I, Nigro S, VandeVrede L, Falgàs N, Heuer HW, Painous C, Compta Y, Martí MJ, Montal V, Pagonabarraga J, Kulisevsky J, Lleó A, Fortea J, Logroscino G, Quattrone A, Quattrone A, Perry DC, Gorno-Tempini ML, Rosen HJ, Grinberg LT, Spina S, La Joie R, Rabinovici GD, Miller BL, Rojas JC, Seeley WW, Boxer AL. Diagnostic Accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Measures of Brain Atrophy Across the Spectrum of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 04 01; 5(4):e229588.

Ljubenkov PA, Edwards L, Iaccarino L, La Joie R, Rojas JC, Koestler M, Harris B, Boeve BF, Borroni B, van Swieten JC, Grossman M, Pasquier F, Frisoni GB, Mummery CJ, Vandenberghe R, Le Ber I, Hannequin D, McGinnis SM, Auriacombe S, Onofrj M, Goodman IJ, Riordan HJ, Wisniewski G, Hesterman J, Marek K, Haynes BA, Patzke H, Koenig G, Hilt D, Moebius H, Boxer AL. Effect of the Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor FRM-0334 on Progranulin Levels in Patients With Progranulin Gene Haploinsufficiency: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 09 01; 4(9):e2125584.

Thijssen EH, La Joie R, Strom A, Fonseca C, Iaccarino L, Wolf A, Spina S, Allen IE, Cobigo Y, Heuer H, VandeVrede L, Proctor NK, Lago AL, Baker S, Sivasankaran R, Kieloch A, Kinhikar A, Yu L, Valentin MA, Jeromin A, Zetterberg H, Hansson O, Mattsson-Carlgren N, Graham D, Blennow K, Kramer JH, Grinberg LT, Seeley WW, Rosen H, Boeve BF, Miller BL, Teunissen CE, Rabinovici GD, Rojas JC, Dage JL, Boxer AL, Advancing Research and Treatment for Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration investigators. Plasma phosphorylated tau 217 and phosphorylated tau 181 as biomarkers in Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration: a retrospective diagnostic performance study. Lancet Neurol. 2021 09; 20(9):739-752.

Asken BM, VandeVrede L, Rojas JC, Fonseca C, Staffaroni AM, Elahi FM, Lindbergh CA, Apple AC, You M, Weiner-Light S, Brathaban N, Fernandes N, Boxer AL, Miller BL, Rosen HJ, Kramer JH, Casaletto KB. Lower White Matter Volume and Worse Executive Functioning Reflected in Higher Levels of Plasma GFAP among Older Adults with and Without Cognitive Impairment. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2022 07; 28(6):588-599.

Younes K, Rojas JC, Wolf A, Sheng-Yang GM, Paoletti M, Toller G, Caverzasi E, Luisa Mandelli M, Illán-Gala I, Kramer JH, Cobigo Y, Miller BL, Rosen HJ, Geschwind MD. Selective vulnerability to atrophy in sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2021 06; 8(6):1183-1199.

Rojas JC, Wang P, Staffaroni AM, Heller C, Cobigo Y, Wolf A, Goh SM, Ljubenkov PA, Heuer HW, Fong JC, Taylor JB, Veras E, Song L, Jeromin A, Hanlon D, Yu L, Khinikar A, Sivasankaran R, Kieloch A, Valentin MA, Karydas AM, Mitic LL, Pearlman R, Kornak J, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Kantarci K, Knopman DS, Graff-Radford N, Petrucelli L, Rademakers R, Irwin DJ, Grossman M, Ramos EM, Coppola G, Mendez MF, Bordelon Y, Dickerson BC, Ghoshal N, Huey ED, Mackenzie IR, Appleby BS, Domoto-Reilly K, Hsiung GR, Toga AW, Weintraub S, Kaufer DI, Kerwin D, Litvan I, Onyike CU, Pantelyat A, Roberson ED, Tartaglia MC, Foroud T, Chen W, Czerkowicz J, Graham DL, van Swieten JC, Borroni B, Sanchez-Valle R, Moreno F, Laforce R, Graff C, Synofzik M, Galimberti D, Rowe JB, Masellis M, Finger E, Vandenberghe R, de Mendonça A, Tagliavini F, Santana I, Ducharme S, Butler CR, Gerhard A, Levin J, Danek A, Otto M, Sorbi S, Cash DM, Convery RS, Bocchetta M, Foiani M, Greaves CV, Peakman G, Russell L, Swift I, Todd E, Rohrer JD, Boeve BF, Rosen HJ, Boxer AL, ALLFTD and GENFI consortia. Plasma Neurofilament Light for Prediction of Disease Progression in Familial Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration. Neurology. 2021 05 04; 96(18):e2296-e2312.

Asken BM, Elahi FM, La Joie R, Strom A, Staffaroni AM, Lindbergh CA, Apple AC, You M, Weiner-Light S, Brathaban N, Fernandes N, Karydas A, Wang P, Rojas JC, Boxer AL, Miller BL, Rabinovici GD, Kramer JH, Casaletto KB. Plasma Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Levels Differ Along the Spectra of Amyloid Burden and Clinical Disease Stage. J Alzheimers Dis. 2021; 80(1):471-474.

Illán-Gala I, Lleo A, Karydas A, Staffaroni AM, Zetterberg H, Sivasankaran R, Grinberg LT, Spina S, Kramer JH, Ramos EM, Coppola G, La Joie R, Rabinovici GD, Perry DC, Gorno-Tempini ML, Seeley WW, Miller BL, Rosen HJ, Blennow K, Boxer AL, Rojas JC. Plasma Tau and Neurofilament Light in Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration and Alzheimer Disease. Neurology. 2021 02 02; 96(5):e671-e683.

VandeVrede L, Ljubenkov PA, Rojas JC, Welch AE, Boxer AL. Four-Repeat Tauopathies: Current Management and Future Treatments. Neurotherapeutics. 2020 10; 17(4):1563-1581.

VandeVrede L, Dale ML, Fields S, Frank M, Hare E, Heuer HW, Keith K, Koestler M, Ljubenkov PA, McDermott D, Ohanesian N, Richards J, Rojas JC, Thijssen EH, Walsh C, Wang P, Wolf A, Quinn JF, Tsai R, Boxer AL. Open-Label Phase 1 Futility Studies of Salsalate and Young Plasma in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Mov Disord Clin Pract. 2020 May; 7(4):440-447.

Thijssen EH, La Joie R, Wolf A, Strom A, Wang P, Iaccarino L, Bourakova V, Cobigo Y, Heuer H, Spina S, VandeVrede L, Chai X, Proctor NK, Airey DC, Shcherbinin S, Duggan Evans C, Sims JR, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Karydas AM, Teunissen CE, Kramer JH, Grinberg LT, Seeley WW, Rosen H, Boeve BF, Miller BL, Rabinovici GD, Dage JL, Rojas JC, Boxer AL, Advancing Research and Treatment for Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (ARTFL) investigators. Diagnostic value of plasma phosphorylated tau181 in Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Nat Med. 2020 03; 26(3):387-397.

Tsai RM, Miller Z, Koestler M, Rojas JC, Ljubenkov PA, Rosen HJ, Rabinovici GD, Fagan AM, Cobigo Y, Brown JA, Jung JI, Hare E, Geldmacher DS, Natelson-Love M, McKinley EC, Luong PN, Chuu EL, Powers R, Mumford P, Wolf A, Wang P, Shamloo M, Miller BL, Roberson ED, Boxer AL. Reactions to Multiple Ascending Doses of the Microtubule Stabilizer TPI-287 in Patients With Alzheimer Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, and Corticobasal Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Neurol. 2020 02 01; 77(2):215-224.

Chen X, Li Y, Wang C, Tang Y, Mok SA, Tsai RM, Rojas JC, Karydas A, Miller BL, Boxer AL, Gestwicki JE, Arkin M, Cuervo AM, Gan L. Promoting tau secretion and propagation by hyperactive p300/CBP via autophagy-lysosomal pathway in tauopathy. Mol Neurodegener. 2020 01 06; 15(1):2.

Asken BM, Elahi FM, La Joie R, Strom A, Staffaroni AM, Lindbergh CA, Apple AC, You M, Weiner-Light S, Brathaban N, Fernandes N, Karydas A, Wang P, Rojas JC, Boxer AL, Miller BL, Rabinovici GD, Kramer JH, Casaletto KB. Plasma Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Levels Differ Along the Spectra of Amyloid Burden and Clinical Disease Stage. J Alzheimers Dis. 2020; 78(1):265-276.

La Joie R, Visani AV, Baker SL, Brown JA, Bourakova V, Cha J, Chaudhary K, Edwards L, Iaccarino L, Janabi M, Lesman-Segev OH, Miller ZA, Perry DC, O'Neil JP, Pham J, Rojas JC, Rosen HJ, Seeley WW, Tsai RM, Miller BL, Jagust WJ, Rabinovici GD. Prospective longitudinal atrophy in Alzheimer's disease correlates with the intensity and topography of baseline tau-PET. Sci Transl Med. 2020 01 01; 12(524).

Saijo E, Metrick MA, Koga S, Parchi P, Litvan I, Spina S, Boxer A, Rojas JC, Galasko D, Kraus A, Rossi M, Newell K, Zanusso G, Grinberg LT, Seeley WW, Ghetti B, Dickson DW, Caughey B. 4-Repeat tau seeds and templating subtypes as brain and CSF biomarkers of frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Acta Neuropathol. 2020 01; 139(1):63-77.

Ljubenkov PA, Miller Z, Mumford P, Zhang J, Allen IE, Mitic L, Staffaroni A, Heuer H, Rojas JC, Cobigo Y, Karydas A, Pearlman R, Miller B, Kramer JH, McGrath MS, Rosen HJ, Boxer AL. Peripheral Innate Immune Activation Correlates With Disease Severity in GRN Haploinsufficiency. Front Neurol. 2019; 10:1004.

Bridel C, van Wieringen WN, Zetterberg H, Tijms BM, Teunissen CE, and the NFL Group, Alvarez-Cermeño JC, Andreasson U, Axelsson M, Bäckström DC, Bartos A, Bjerke M, Blennow K, Boxer A, Brundin L, Burman J, Christensen T, Fialová L, Forsgren L, Frederiksen JL, Gisslén M, Gray E, Gunnarsson M, Hall S, Hansson O, Herbert MK, Jakobsson J, Jessen-Krut J, Janelidze S, Johannsson G, Jonsson M, Kappos L, Khademi M, Khalil M, Kuhle J, Landén M, Leinonen V, Logroscino G, Lu CH, Lycke J, Magdalinou NK, Malaspina A, Mattsson N, Meeter LH, Mehta SR, Modvig S, Olsson T, Paterson RW, Pérez-Santiago J, Piehl F, Pijnenburg YAL, Pyykkö OT, Ragnarsson O, Rojas JC, Romme Christensen J, Sandberg L, Scherling CS, Schott JM, Sellebjerg FT, Simone IL, Skillbäck T, Stilund M, Sundström P, Svenningsson A, Tortelli R, Tortorella C, Trentini A, Troiano M, Turner MR, van Swieten JC, Vågberg M, Verbeek MM, Villar LM, Visser PJ, Wallin A, Weiss A, Wikkelsø C, Wild EJ. Diagnostic Value of Cerebrospinal Fluid Neurofilament Light Protein in Neurology: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Neurol. 2019 Sep 01; 76(9):1035-1048.

Staffaroni AM, Kramer AO, Casey M, Kang H, Rojas JC, Orrú CD, Caughey B, Allen IE, Kramer JH, Rosen HJ, Blennow K, Zetterberg H, Geschwind MD. Association of Blood and Cerebrospinal Fluid Tau Level and Other Biomarkers With Survival Time in Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. JAMA Neurol. 2019 Aug 01; 76(8):969-977.

Meeter LHH, Steketee RME, Salkovic D, Vos ME, Grossman M, McMillan CT, Irwin DJ, Boxer AL, Rojas JC, Olney NT, Karydas A, Miller BL, Pijnenburg YAL, Barkhof F, Sánchez-Valle R, Lladó A, Borrego-Ecija S, Diehl-Schmid J, Grimmer T, Goldhardt O, Santillo AF, Hansson O, Vestberg S, Borroni B, Padovani A, Galimberti D, Scarpini E, Rohrer JD, Woollacott IOC, Synofzik M, Wilke C, de Mendonca A, Vandenberghe R, Benussi L, Ghidoni R, Binetti G, Niessen WJ, Papma JM, Seelaar H, Jiskoot LC, de Jong FJ, Donker Kaat L, Del Campo M, Teunissen CE, Bron EE, Van den Berg E, Van Swieten JC. Clinical value of cerebrospinal fluid neurofilament light chain in semantic dementia. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2019 09; 90(9):997-1004.

Ljubenkov PA, Staffaroni AM, Rojas JC, Allen IE, Wang P, Heuer H, Karydas A, Kornak J, Cobigo Y, Seeley WW, Grinberg LT, Spina S, Fagan AM, Jerome G, Knopman D, Boeve BF, Dickerson BC, Kramer J, Miller B, Boxer AL, Rosen HJ. Cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers predict frontotemporal dementia trajectory. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2018 Oct; 5(10):1250-1263.

Casaletto KB, Elahi FM, Fitch R, Walters S, Fox E, Staffaroni AM, Bettcher BM, Zetterberg H, Karydas A, Rojas JC, Boxer AL, Kramer JH. A comparison of biofluid cytokine markers across platform technologies: Correspondence or divergence? Cytokine. 2018 11; 111:481-489.

Meeter LHH, Gendron TF, Sias AC, Jiskoot LC, Russo SP, Donker Kaat L, Papma JM, Panman JL, van der Ende EL, Dopper EG, Franzen S, Graff C, Boxer AL, Rosen HJ, Sanchez-Valle R, Galimberti D, Pijnenburg YAL, Benussi L, Ghidoni R, Borroni B, Laforce R, Del Campo M, Teunissen CE, van Minkelen R, Rojas JC, Coppola G, Geschwind DH, Rademakers R, Karydas AM, Öijerstedt L, Scarpini E, Binetti G, Padovani A, Cash DM, Dick KM, Bocchetta M, Miller BL, Rohrer JD, Petrucelli L, van Swieten JC, Lee SE. Poly(GP), neurofilament and grey matter deficits in C9orf72 expansion carriers. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2018 May; 5(5):583-597.

Rojas JC, Stephens ML, Rabinovici GD, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Seeley WW. Multiproteinopathy, neurodegeneration and old age: a case study. Neurocase. 2018 02; 24(1):1-6.

Rojas JC, Bang J, Lobach IV, Tsai RM, Rabinovici GD, Miller BL, Boxer AL, AL-108-231 Investigators. CSF neurofilament light chain and phosphorylated tau 181 predict disease progression in PSP. Neurology. 2018 01 23; 90(4):e273-e281.

Shi Y, Yamada K, Liddelow SA, Smith ST, Zhao L, Luo W, Tsai RM, Spina S, Grinberg LT, Rojas JC, Gallardo G, Wang K, Roh J, Robinson G, Finn MB, Jiang H, Sullivan PM, Baufeld C, Wood MW, Sutphen C, McCue L, Xiong C, Del-Aguila JL, Morris JC, Cruchaga C, Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, Fagan AM, Miller BL, Boxer AL, Seeley WW, Butovsky O, Barres BA, Paul SM, Holtzman DM. ApoE4 markedly exacerbates tau-mediated neurodegeneration in a mouse model of tauopathy. Nature. 2017 09 28; 549(7673):523-527.

Fong JC, Rojas JC, Bang J, Legati A, Rankin KP, Forner S, Miller ZA, Karydas AM, Coppola G, Grouse CK, Ralph J, Miller BL, Geschwind MD. Genetic Prion Disease Caused by PRNP Q160X Mutation Presenting with an Orbitofrontal Syndrome, Cyclic Diarrhea, and Peripheral Neuropathy. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017; 55(1):249-258.

Boman A, Svensson S, Boxer A, Rojas JC, Seeley WW, Karydas A, Miller B, Kågedal K, Svenningsson P. Distinct Lysosomal Network Protein Profiles in Parkinsonian Syndrome Cerebrospinal Fluid. J Parkinsons Dis. 2016 04 02; 6(2):307-15.

Rojas JC, Karydas A, Bang J, Tsai RM, Blennow K, Liman V, Kramer JH, Rosen H, Miller BL, Zetterberg H, Boxer AL. Plasma neurofilament light chain predicts progression in progressive supranuclear palsy. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2016 03; 3(3):216-25.

Rojas JC, Boxer AL. Neurodegenerative disease in 2015: Targeting tauopathies for therapeutic translation. Nat Rev Neurol. 2016 Feb; 12(2):74-6.

Dubey D, Kapotic M, Freeman M, Sawhney A, Rojas JC, Warnack W, Vernino S. Factors contributing to delay in diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome and impact on clinical outcome. Muscle Nerve. 2016 Mar; 53(3):384-7.

Kemper CM, Rojas JC, Bauserman S. Neuritis ossificans. Response. J Neurosurg. 2014 Nov; 121(5):1288-9.

Gonzalez-Lima F, Barksdale BR, Rojas JC. Mitochondrial respiration as a target for neuroprotection and cognitive enhancement. Biochem Pharmacol. 2014 Apr 15; 88(4):584-93.

Nourbakhsh B, Rojas JC, Banerjee C, Novakovic RL, Warnack W. Clinical Reasoning: a woman with recurrent aphasia and visual field defects. Neurology. 2013 Nov 05; 81(19):e141-4.

Rojas JC, Gonzalez-Lima F. Neurological and psychological applications of transcranial lasers and LEDs. Biochem Pharmacol. 2013 Aug 15; 86(4):447-57.

Rojas JC, Banerjee C, Siddiqui F, Nourbakhsh B, Powell CM. Pearls and oy-sters: acute ischemic stroke caused by atypical thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Neurology. 2013 May 28; 80(22):e235-8.

Rojas JC, Bruchey AK, Gonzalez-Lima F. Low-level light therapy improves cortical metabolic capacity and memory retention. J Alzheimers Dis. 2012; 32(3):741-52.

Rojas JC, Bruchey AK, Gonzalez-Lima F. Neurometabolic mechanisms for memory enhancement and neuroprotection of methylene blue. Prog Neurobiol. 2012 Jan; 96(1):32-45.

Rojas JC, Gonzalez-Lima F. Low-level light therapy of the eye and brain. Eye Brain. 2011; 3:49-67.

Riha PD, Rojas JC, Gonzalez-Lima F. Beneficial network effects of methylene blue in an amnestic model. Neuroimage. 2011 Feb 14; 54(4):2623-34.

Rojas JC, Luna M, Rangel-Nava H, Baños D, Collados MT. [Genetic thrombophilia and markers of endothelial activation in patients with preeclampsia]. Ginecol Obstet Mex. 2010 Aug; 78(8):401-9.

Kemper CM, Rojas JC, Bauserman S. Neuritis ossificans of a cranial nerve. J Neurosurg. 2010 Nov; 113(5):1112-4.

Hayworth CR, Rojas JC, Padilla E, Holmes GM, Sheridan EC, Gonzalez-Lima F. In vivo low-level light therapy increases cytochrome oxidase in skeletal muscle. Photochem Photobiol. 2010 May-Jun; 86(3):673-80.

Rojas JC, Gonzalez-Lima F. Mitochondrial optic neuropathy: In vivo model of neurodegeneration and neuroprotective strategies. Eye Brain. 2010; 2:21-37.

Rojas JC, Simola N, Kermath BA, Kane JR, Schallert T, Gonzalez-Lima F. Striatal neuroprotection with methylene blue. Neuroscience. 2009 Oct 20; 163(3):877-89.

Rojas JC, John JM, Lee J, Gonzalez-Lima F. Methylene blue provides behavioral and metabolic neuroprotection against optic neuropathy. Neurotox Res. 2009 Apr; 15(3):260-73.

Rojas JC, Lee J, John JM, Gonzalez-Lima F. Neuroprotective effects of near-infrared light in an in vivo model of mitochondrial optic neuropathy. J Neurosci. 2008 Dec 10; 28(50):13511-21.

Rojas JC, Saavedra JA, Gonzalez-Lima F. Neuroprotective effects of memantine in a mouse model of retinal degeneration induced by rotenone. Brain Res. 2008 Jun 18; 1215:208-17.

Riha PD, Rojas JC, Colorado RA, Gonzalez-Lima F. Animal model of posterior cingulate cortex hypometabolism implicated in amnestic MCI and AD. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2008 Jul; 90(1):112-24.

Hayworth CR, Rojas JC, Gonzalez-Lima F. Transgenic mice expressing cyan fluorescent protein as a reporter strain to detect the effects of rotenone toxicity on retinal ganglion cells. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2008; 71(24):1582-92.

Zhang X, Rojas JC, Gonzalez-Lima F. Methylene blue prevents neurodegeneration caused by rotenone in the retina. Neurotox Res. 2006 Jan; 9(1):47-57.

Rojas JC, Aguilar B, Rodríguez-Maldonado E, Collados MT. Pharmacogenetics of oral anticoagulants. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2005 Sep; 16(6):389-98.

Borbolla-Escoboza JR, Leon MI, Collados MT, Baez E, Baltasar S, Hernández R, Rojas JC. Induction of apoptosis and effect on CD20+ using rituximab on autologous peripheral blood stem cell harvests from patients with B cell lymphomas. Stem Cells Dev. 2004 Apr; 13(2):193-6.