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Sheila Essey Award: An Award for ALS Research – 2023

2023 recipient

Virginia Lee, PhD

The Sheila Essey Award recognizes an individual who has made significant research contributions in the search for the cause of, prevention of, and cure for ALS. Funded by the Essey family through the American Brain Foundation, and presented in partnership with the American Academy of Neurology and the ALS Association.

Dr. Virginia Lee is a most worthy recipient of the 2023 Sheila Essey Award. She is among the most accomplished investigators in the field of ALS and neurodegenerative disease. Her long track record in mentoring younger colleagues will continue to impact the field for generations to come. The original contributions from her laboratory of TDP-43 neuropathology provide the keystone to our current views of ALS pathogenesis. Her record of scholarship is unparalleled in a number of fields of neurodegeneration and her contributions to ALS are outstanding.