Dale Bredesen, MDDr. Dale Bredesen is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. He earned his undergraduate degree at Caltech, his MD at Duke, and completed neurology residency at UCSF. He was NIH Fellow in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Stanley Prusiner. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA and the University of California, San Diego. He recently completed a term as a member of the National Advisory Council on Aging. Dr. Bredesen’s research focuses on the mechanisms of cell death in the nervous system, and has led to a new approach to Alzheimer’s disease therapeutics.