Dr. Joachim Herz named the first Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer’s research
A new Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutic Research has been established at UT Southwestern Medical Center through generous funding from the Presbyterian Village North Foundation; Dr. Joachim Herz has been named the inaugural holder.
Dr. Herz’s research focuses on ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease or halt its progression by deciphering the work of a receptor protein called ApoE.
"The support generated by the Presbyterian Village North Foundation Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutic Research will enable us to push the boundaries of our research," said Dr. Herz, Professor of Molecular Genetics, Neuroscience, and Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute.