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Dr. Joshua Shulman receives the Grass- American Neurological Association award

Oct. 14, 2014

An NRI researcher, Joshua M. Shulman MD, PhD, received the Grass Foundation- ANA award at the 139th annual American Neurological Association (ANA) meeting that was held in Baltimore, MD, between Oct 12-14th2014.

Dr. Shulman is an Assistant Professor of Neurology, Molecular and Human Genetics, and Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine and an Investigator in the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital. His current research focuses on the genetic mechanisms of susceptibility and pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. His work integrates genetic investigation in human subject cohorts with functional experiments in fruit fly models relevant to the disease. Dr. Shulman continues to see patients with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders within the Parkinson’s disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine. Among his previous honors, Dr. Shulman has received a Career Award for Medical Scientists from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the C.W. Cotterman Award from the American Society of Human Genetics.

The Grass Foundation – ANA Award in Neuroscience was established in 2007 to honor outstanding young investigators doing research in basic or clinical neuroscience. The Grass Foundation is a Massachusetts-based non-profit private foundation has been supporting research and education in neuroscience since 1955. American Neurological Association (ANA) is a major professional society for academic and clinical neurologists. 

Learn more about Dr. Shulman’s research: http://nri.texaschildrens.org/faculty_research/joshua_shulman.aspx
About the Grass Foundation: http://www.grassfoundation.org/about-us 
About the ANA: http://www.aneuroa.org