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.


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.