Dr. Bradley Hyman
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Dr. Bradley Hyman serves as the Director of the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Director and the John B. Penny Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on examining the neural system failure underpinning cognitive loss in Alzheimer’s. He also runs a clinical practice in the Memory and Disorder Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Most recently, Dr. Hyman was the co-senior author of a 2018 study unveiling a new way that tau, a protein commonly associated with causing Alzheimer’s disease, makes brain cells malfunction and die. He is a recipient of various awards related to Alzheimer’s research, like the Metropolitan Life Award, the Potamkin Prize, an NIH Merit award, and an Alzheimer’s Association Pioneer Award.
“Our work shows a new way tau might cause brain cells to become impaired. In other systems, disruption of this communication causes cell misfunction and even cell death, so we think this might contribute to neuronal dysfunction and death in Alzheimer’s disease as well”
-Dr. Bradley Hyman