Bradley Hyman, MD, PhD
Bradley Hyman is the John B. Penney, Jr., Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and the director of the Alzheimer’s unit at MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease. His laboratory is pursuing research in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, with a goal of understanding the neuropathophysiologic and genetic factors that underlie dementia. In addition to his work in Alzheimer’s disease, Hyman’s laboratory has been pursuing the role of the protein alpha-synuclein, which is thought to be involved in the cause of Parkinson’s disease. Hyman earned his Doctor of Medicine and doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of Iowa.
He has received the Metropolitan Life Award, the Potamkin Prize, a National Institute on Aging Merit award and an Alzheimer Association Pioneer Award.