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Samuel Gandy, MD, PhD, an internationally recognized expert in Alzheimer's pathology and drug discovery, directs the extensive Alzheimer's research program at Farber, which includes three of the first anti-amyloid clinical trials in North America. He has been PI on a 15-year NIA-funded program in Alzheimer's drug discovery. Other basic research programs include a-beta metabolism; APP molecular biology; presenilin and apoliprotein neurobiology; isoprostanes; hormonal influences on a-beta formation, and the role of statins in alpha secretase activation. His laboratory is developing primate models of amyloidogenesis and has recently published results of a-beta vaccination in rhesus monkeys.

  • Director, Farber Institute for Neurosciences
  • Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
  • Vice Chair, National Medical and Scientific Advisory Council, Alzheimer's Association

Learn more about Dr. Gandy...

USA Today article: Memory loss: Samuel Gandy, M.D.

Thoman Jefferson University Hospital Press Release: Jefferson Scientists Discover Mechanism Tying Obesity to Alzheimer’s Disease

Thomas Jefferson University Faculty Profile: Samuel Gandy


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