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Allan Levey

Welcome to the Emory Center for Neurodegenerative Disease, where research and discovery cuts across traditional academic departments and scientific disciplines to focus on mechanisms of neurodegeneration, neuroprotection and brain repair.

Neurodegeneration is a common theme of many nervous system diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), head trauma, epilepsy and stroke. These disorders are devastating and expensive, with annual costs currently exceeding several hundred billion dollars in the United States alone, and current treatments are inadequate. Adding to the urgency of the problem is the fact that the incidence of these age-related disorders is increasing rapidly as population demographics change.

Our outstanding faculty, students and postdoctoral fellows have worked together in this highly interactive and interdisciplinary center to make major advances in our understanding the mechanisms of neurodegeneration and have successfully embarked on promising efforts for the development of new therapies.  The future holds great promise and we look forward to new discoveries.

Allan I. Levey, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Neurology
Director, Emory Center for Neurodegenerative Disease