Sheila Essey Award – 2019

2019 recipient

Aaron Gitler, PhD

The Sheila Essey Award recognizes an individual who has made significant research contributions in the search for the cause, prevention of and cure for ALS. The 2019 recipient Aaron Gitler, PhD, of the Stanford University School of Medicine, is recognized for his research on a protein called TPD-43 which is thought to play a major role in ALS.