The Molecular Basis of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Today on Mission Supercritical our host Andy Joseph is joined by Paul Muchowski Dr. Paul received a PhD in Biological Structure from the University of Washington and performed post-doctoral training at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry. Dr. Muchowski worked as a professor in the medical schools at the University of Washington and the University of California San Francisco, and subsequently in drug development in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

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Dr. Muchowski’s research focuses on the molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease. He has published >60 highly cited research papers. His lab also published research on the role of the endocannabinoid system in neurodegeneration, showing that it is a critical determinant of the onset and severity of disease in animal models of chronic neurodegeneration.