Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s, and Related Diseases – 2020

2020 recipient

J. Paul Taylor, MD, PhD

Often called the “Nobel Prize of Alzheimer’s research,” The Potamkin Prize recognizes the achievements of scientific researchers who do innovative work, find groundbreaking discoveries, and push forward the field of study in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and related brain degenerative diseases.
The Potamkin Prize is funded by the American Brain Foundation through the generosity of Alan and Robert Potamkin in remembrance of their mother, Luba Potamkin. The American Academy of Neurology selects recipients of this award.

This year’s recipient is J. Paul Taylor, MD, PhD, Chair of the Cell & Molecular Biology Department at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital—a leader in research intro treatments for Alzheimer’s and other chronic neurodegenerative disorders. The Potamkin Prize recognizes Dr. Taylor’s groundbreaking studies that link the molecular mechanisms of several neurodegenerative diseases together—ranging from astute clinical observation to molecular mechanisms of disease and new therapeutics avenues.