Henry Paulson, MD, PhD

University of Michigan

Henry Paulson, M.D., Ph.D., 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 and directs the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center. He also serves as interim co-director of the Michigan Neuroscience Institute, a university-wide program connecting neuroscientists across campus. Dr. Paulson’s research and clinical interests concern the causes and treatment of age-related neurodegeneration with an emphasis on repeat expansion diseases, frontotemporal dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. His laboratory investigates the mechanisms underlying degenerative brain diseases and seeks preventive therapies for these largely untreatable disorders. Dr. Paulson has served on the scientific advisory boards of various disease-related organizations, formerly led the national consortium of investigators studying dominantly inherited ataxias, 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 past member of the Board of Directors of the American Neurological Association. In recognition of his landmark work on neurodegenerative disease mechanisms and therapeutics, he has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Member of the National Academy of Medicine.


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