Nicholas M. Kanaan, PhD

Dr. Binder just accepted the position of Professor of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine and Research Director in the Division of Clinical Neurosciences in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.  Here he is charged with building an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Group as well as a group of Physician Scientists who work on neurodegenerative diseases. Previous to this, Dr. Binder was Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology and held the Abbott Labs/Burnham Chair in Genetic and Molecular Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Previous to this, he held positions in a biotechnology company and was on faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His laboratory has always worked on the neuronal protein, tau, which forms the neurofibrillary tangles in the brains of patients with AD but also is involved in frontotemporal dementias as well as traumatic brain injuries suffered by NFL football players and soldiers.