Dr Rudolph E Tanzi
Mass General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, USA

The Stephen Hawking Memorial Lecture:
"Targeting neuroinflammation across neurodegenerative diseases"

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 discovered the first three Alzheimer’s disease genes and the first neuroinflammation-related Alzheimer’s gene, CD33. He is developing therapies for treating and preventing AD using his laboratory’s brain organoid models.

Dr. Tanzi has published nearly 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’ with Deepak Chopra. In his spare time, he plays keyboards for Joe Perry, Aerosmith and other musicians.