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Rudolph E. Tanzi      

Alzheimer's Disease Researcher; Expert on the Genetics of Neurological Disease; Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Rudolph "Rudy" Tanzi is the Vice-Chair of Neurology and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit and Co-Director of the Henry and Allison McCance Center for Brain Health at Massachusetts General Hospital. Tanzi also serves as the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

Tanzi co-discovered three of the first Alzheimer's disease genes and has identified several others in the Alzheimer's Genome Project, which he directs. He also discovered the Wilson's disease gene and participated in the discovery of several other neurological disease genes.

Most recently, he has used AD genes to create a three-dimensional human stem cell-derived neural culture system that recapitulates AD plaque and tangle pathology. Using this system, Tanzi is also developing therapeutics for AD including gamma-secretase modulators and metal chaperones to lower beta-amyloid and tangle burden in the brain.

Tanzi has published over 500 research papers, including the top three most cited papers in the field of Alzheimer's disease research. He has received the highest awards in his field, including the Metropolitan Life Foundation Award and Potamkin Prize. In 2015, he received the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award and was named to TIME Magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People in the World.


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... isn't strictly psychological; there is a clear and quantifiable change in how our bodies function,” said Harvard researcher Rudolph Tanzi in the news release.

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