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Joshua M. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.
Phone: (832) 824-8976
Joshua M. Shulman MD, PhD, Principal Investigator of the Laboratory for Integrative Functional Genomics, is Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Molecular & Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine; Investigator in the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital; and Director of the Baylor Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases. He received the A.B., summa cum laude in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College, and his Ph.D. in Genetics from Cambridge University. He subsequently studied at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, where he received his M.D., summa cum laude and later, an M.M.Sc. in clinical investigation. Dr. Shulman completed his neurology residency and fellowship training in the Harvard/Partners Program at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Shulman's research focuses on understanding the genetics and pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, integrating investigation in human subjects and experimental animal models. He received a career award for medical scientists from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association. Dr. Shulman's research is supported by the US National Institutes of Health, the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair in Parkinson's Research, and the Effie Marie Cain Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research. Dr. Shulman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, serving on the Science Committee, and he remains clinically active, caring for patients with Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.