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Tony Wyss-Coray, Kings College London, UK
Tony Wyss-Coray

Tony Wyss-Coray is a professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University, the Co-Director of the Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and a Senior Research Career Scientist at the Palo Alto VA. His lab studies brain aging and neurodegeneration with a focus on age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. The Wyss-Coray research team is following up on earlier discoveries which showed circulatory blood factors can modulate brain structure and function and factors from young organisms can rejuvenate old brains. These findings were voted 2nd place Breakthrough of the Year in 2014 by Science Magazine and presented in talks at Global TED, the World Economic Forum, and Google Zeitgeist. Wyss-Coray is the co-founder of Alkahest, a company developing plasma-based therapies to counter age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Current studies in his lab focus on the molecular basis of the systemic communication with the brain by employing a combination of genetic, cell biology, and proteomics approaches in killifish, mice, and humans and through the development of bio-orthogonal tools for the in vivo labeling of proteins.

Selected honors and awards:

  • NOMIS Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award 2017
  • NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, 2015
  • Speaker at Google Zeitgeist, Paradise Valley, 2015
  • Glenn Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging, 2015
  • Speaker at Global TED, Royal Institution, London, 2015 (> 1.4 Mio views)
  • Speaker at World Economic Forum, Davos, 2015
  • NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award, 2013
  • Veterans Administration Senior Research Career Scientist Award, 2012
  • Zenith award from the Alzheimer’s Association, 2005
  • John Douglas French Alzheimer Foundation Distinguished Award, 2005
  • Current publication record: >1,500 citations/year; H-Factor 53
  • Co-Founder Alkahest Inc., Satoris Inc., Inventor on multiple patents

Faculty profile: http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/neuroscience/faculty/Tony_Wyss-Coray

Lab website: http://www.stanford.edu/group/twclab/cgi-bin/

TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/tony_wyss_coray_how_young_blood_might_help_reverse_aging_yes_really

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