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Dr. Mark Mattson

Dr. Mark Mattson is Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at The National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program at the NIH and professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Mattson received his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Iowa in 1986. After 3 years of postdoctoral studies in Developmental Neuroscience at Colorado State University, Dr. Mattson took a faculty position at the Sanders-Brown Research Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he was promoted to Full Professor in 1997. Dr. Mattson is currently Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging, and Professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Ageing Research Reviews, and a Managing or Associate Editor of the Journal of Neurochemistry and Journal of Neuroscience Research. In addition, he has edited 10 volumes in the areas of mechanisms of cell death, aging and age-related neurodegenerative disorders. Dr. Mattson has received numerous awards including the Metropolitan Life Foundation Award and the Alzheimer's Association Zenith Award. He is considered a leader in the area of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neuronal plasticity and neurodegenerative disorders, and has made major contributions to understanding of the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease, and to its prevention and treatment. Dr. Mattson has published more than 340 original research articles and more than 70 review articles.