Dr. John Trojanowski

Neuropathologist · Alzheimer's Disease · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1072 Publications

Dr. John Trajonowski, who married fellow Alzheimer’s researcher Dr. Virginia Lee in 1979, was warned against working together professionally – but they decided to take the plunge, and both currently run the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Dr. Trojanowski was part of a ground-breaking study launched by the National Institute of Aging to find methods that would help monitor the progression of Alzheimer’s. He also made major discoveries in how diseases like Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s disease and other conditions spread throughout the body. Widely recognized as one of the top researchers in Alzheimer’s disease, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alzheimer’s Association in 2018.

“Having a molecular specificity is so critical to every next step of solving these diseases because once you have a name, i.e. the protein identity of the building blocks of neurodegenerative disease pathologies, you know what it will be doing, and then it is possible to create a roadmap for targeted drug discovery for these disorders.”
-Dr. John Trajonowski


Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research


Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research


Tufts university

Medical Degree

Tufts University · 1976

Tufts university

Ph.D in Neuroanatomy

Tufts University · 1974

Bachelor in Arts

Kings College · 1970


Dr. John Trojanowski has been involved in 1072 publications. View publications ›


Dr. John Trojanowski is affiliated with University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at 3600 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.