Dr. Lennart Mucke’s research focuses on processes that result in memory loss and other major neurological deficits, with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. He has generated informative experimental models of these conditions and used them to identify novel strategies to prevent neurological decline. Dr. Mucke is the founding Director of the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, where he created a leading program for research and training in disease-focused neuroscience. He is also the Joseph B. Martin Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and a Professor of Neurology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He has joint appointments in UCSF’s Neuroscience, Biomedical Sciences, and Medical Scientist (M.D./Ph.D.) Graduate Training Programs. Dr. Mucke is a member of the American Neurological Association, the Association of American Physicians and the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. He has served on the National Advisory Council on Aging for the National Institutes of Health and chaired the Senate of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE).