Professor, Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Genetics & Aging Research Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D., is the director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit and the vice chair of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Tanzi co-discovered the three early-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD) genes and the Wilson’s disease gene. He currently directs the Alzheimer’s Genome Project, which has identified several other AD genes. Tanzi has published over 470 papers and has co-authored the New York Times best-selling Super Brain and Super Genes.