037 Dr. Dale Bredesen, The End of Alzheimer’s
Welcome Huddle Haven Team! This week we have a true “difference maker” joining us. Dr. Dale Bredesen is an internationally recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases. His career has been guided by a simple idea: that Alzheimer’s as we know it is not just preventable, but reversible.
Dr. Bredesen earned his MD from Duke University Medical Center and served as Chief Resident in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner’s laboratory at UCSF as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA, and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bredesen also directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before joining the Buck Institute in 1998 as founding President and CEO.
Dr. Bredesen’s research explores previously uncharted territory in explaining the physical mechanism behind the erosion of memory seen in Alzheimer’s disease, and has opened the door to new approaches to treatment. This work has led to the identification of several new therapeutic processes that are showing remarkable early results. Our generation could be the last to ever have to deal with this horrible disease. We hope you learn as much as we did from Dr. Dale Bredesen.