Prof. Tony Wyss-Coray is the D.H. Chen Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and the Initiative Director of the Phil and Penny Knight Initiative for Brain Resilience at Stanford University. He also serves as Co-Director of the Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
Prof. Wyss-Coray’s lab studies brain aging and neurodegeneration with a focus on age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. The Wyss-Coray research team discovered that circulatory blood factors can modulate brain structure and function and factors from young organisms can rejuvenate old brains. Current studies focus on the molecular basis of the systemic communication with the brain by employing a combination of genetic, cell biology, and –omics approaches in killifish, mice, and humans.
Prof. Wyss-Coray has presented in talks at Global TED, the Tencent WE Summit, the World Economic Forum, and Google Zeitgeist. He is the recipient of an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, a Zenith Award from the Alzheimer’s Association, and a NOMIS Foundation Award. He holds multiple patents and was selected by TIME Magazine to “The Health Care 50” as one of the most influential people transforming healthcare in 2018.