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John Hardy awarded 2015 Robert A. Pritzker Prize for Leadership in Parkinson’s Research

Posted in Awards & Appointments on 26th Jun 2015

Professor John Hardy has been awarded the 2015 Robert A. Pritzker Prize for his leadership in Parkinson’s genetics research. The award was presented by Michael J Fox at a ceremony in New York on April 15.

An expert in Alzheimer’s genetic, Hardy, who is a professor at UCL, led a team toward a pathological discovery that revolutionised Parkinson’s drug development. Moreover, he is regarded as an influential thought leader in driving the exploration of genetics for a causal role in Parkinson’s disease, an area given little merit only 20 years ago.

The Pritzker Prize has been awarded annually since 2011 by MJFF to recognise researchers who make an exceptional contribution to Parkinson’s research and exhibit a commitment to mentoring the next generation of Parkinson’s scientists. Hardy will receive a $100,000 grant to advance his research in neurodegenerative diseases.

Published online 26/6/15