Lennart Mucke


Professor of Neuroscience, Unifersity of California, San Francisco

Lennart Mucke, M.D., is the founding director of the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease and holds joint appointments as the Joseph B. Martin Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. His research focuses on major brain disorders, including dementia, epilepsy and autism. He has generated informative experimental models of these conditions and has used them to identify novel strategies to prevent cognitive decline and behavioral abnormalities.

For his contributions, Dr. Mucke has received the Potamkin Prize (American Academy of Neurology), MetLife Foundation Award for Medical Research, Khalid Iqbal Lifetime Achievement Award and Zenith Award (Alzheimer’s Association), American Pacesetter Award (ARCS Foundation), MERIT award (NIH), and Award for Excellence in Direct Teaching and Mentoring (Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators). He is an elected member of the American Neurological Association, the Association of American Physicians, and the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Mucke has served on the National Advisory Council on Aging (NIH) and has chaired the Scientific Advisory Boards of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the UK Dementia Research Institute at University College London. He trained at the Free University Berlin, the Georg-August University and Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, the Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and The Scripps Research Institute.