Henry (Hank) Paulson MD, PhD

University of Michigan

Henry L. Paulson, MD, PhD, is the Lucile Groff Professor of Neurology for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan, where he leads the research programs in neurodegenerative diseases, directs the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and co-directs the University of Michigan Protein Folding Diseases Initiative. Dr. Paulson received his MD and PhD from Yale University in 1990, then completed a neurology residency and neurogenetics/movement disorders fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Paulson’s research and clinical interests concern the causes and treatment of age-related neurodegenerative diseases with a focus on hereditary ataxias, polyglutamine diseases, Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. His laboratory investigates the mechanisms underlying degenerative brain diseases and seeks preventive therapies for these largely untreatable and often fatal disorders. Dr. Paulson has served on the scientific advisory boards of various disease-related organizations, is past Chairperson of the Board of Scientific Counselors at the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Neurological Association. In 2016, he was selected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his work on repeat expansion diseases and gene silencing.