[imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”dropshadow” hover_type=”none” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”left” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][/imageframe]Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi is a Professor of Neurology and holder of the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Neurology at Harvard University. He serves as the Vice-Chair of Neurology and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tanzi is a pioneer in studies aimed at identifying genes for neurological disease. He co-discovered all three genes that cause early-onset familial Alzheimer’s disease (AD), including the first AD gene, and currently spearheads the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Alzheimer’s Genome Project. He is also developing new therapies for treating and preventing AD based on his genetic discoveries. Dr. Tanzi was named to TIME magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’ for 2015, and to the list of Harvard’s 100 Most Influential Alumni. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award in 2015. He is the co-author of the New York Times Best Seller Super Brain with Dr. Deepak Chopra, has professionally played keyboards for Aerosmith, and is the host of the shows Super Brain and Super Genes on public television.
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