Benjamin Wolozin, MD, PhD

Benjamin Wolozin, M.D., Ph.D. is a professor of Pharmacology and Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine. Wolozin's research investigates the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases. His research investigates the mechanisms by which genes cause dementia (Alzheimer's disease and Frontotemporal Dementia) and movement disorders (Parkinson's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). His laboratory is actively using these approaches to identify novel compounds for therapy and diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Wolozin graduated magna cum laude from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and did his postdoctoral fellowships at the National Institute of Mental Health (1989 – 96). In addition to his BrightFocus award, Wolozin has received numerous awards for his research including the Donald B. Lindsley Prize, Society for Neuroscience, the A. E. Bennett Award from the Society for Biological Psychiatry, the Merit Award from Alzforum, the Graduate Faculty of the Year Award from Loyola University Medical Center, and the Memory Ride Award from the Massachusetts Chapter of the Alzheimer Association.