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Dr. Rudolph Tanzi is the Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit, Co-Director of the McCance Center for Brain Health, Co-Director of the Mass General Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, and Vice-Chair of Neurology (Research), at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tanzi co-discovered the first three Alzheimer’s disease genes, including APP and directs the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Alzheimer’s Genome Project, which identified the first neuroinflammation-related Alzheimer’s gene, CD33. He has also been developing therapies for treating and preventing AD using 3D human neural glial culture models of AD and is now testing them in various clinical trials. Dr. Tanzi has published over 600 papers, received numerous awards, including the Metropolitan Life Award, Potamkin Prize, Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award, and was one of the TIME100 Most Influential People in the World. Dr. Tanzi is a New York Times bestselling author, who co-authored “Decoding Darkness” “Super Brain”, “Super Genes”, and “The Healing Self”. He has also hosted three PBS shows and made numerous appearances on network and cable news and medical television shows. In his spare time, he plays keyboards for Joe Perry, Aerosmith and other musicians.
Professor Tanzi's page at Harvard
Books by Professor Tanzi
Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being
The Healing Self: A Revolutionary New Plan to Supercharge Your Immunity and Stay Well for Life
Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being
Decoding Darkness: The Search For The Genetic Causes Of Alzheimer's Disease
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