Features & Related Articles

Articles, interviews, or videos featuring CNDR affiliates or other neurodegenerative disease-related research partners at Penn

  • Researchers discover a rare genetic form of dementia
    CNDR's Edward Lee, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and his team of Penn Medicine researchers was featured in Penn Today for their discovery of a new, rare genetic form of dementia. Their finding also sheds light on a new pathway that leads to protein build up in the brain—which causes this newly discovered disease, as well as related neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease—that could be targeted for new therapies.

  • Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD receives 2018 MJFF Pritzker Prize for contributions to Parkinson's research
    Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) received the 2018 Robert A. Pritzker Prize for Leadership in Parkinson’s Research, awarded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF). She is the first female researcher to receive this honor. 

  • Guam's "Skeleton Key" Enigma
    Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, Director of CNDR,  and John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, Co-director of CNDR, are featured along with Gerard Schellenberg, PhD, in a recent Penn Medicine Magazine story on Lytico-bodig, a rare neurodegenerative disease once widespread in Guam. 

  • CNDR Celebrates 25 Years of Groundbreaking Research
    In 2017, Penn's Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) celebrated its 25th Anniversary! Read about its history, mission, research, programs, and events in the special edition 25th Anniversary newsletter!

  • Penn's Quest to Battle Alzheimer's
    Penn Medicine's John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, Director of the Institute on Aging, and Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, MBA, Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, were featured in Penn Current to highlight their more than 30 years of Alzheimer's research at Penn. 

  • CurePSP Roundtable and Panel (Video)
    Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, MBA, Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research and John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, Director, Institute on Aging participated in a Research Roundtable and Expert Panel discussion at a recent CurePSP event.

  • To Spread the Light of Knowledge: 250 Years of the Nation's First Medical School
    The work of this world-renown duo of Penn scientists is highlighted in To Spread the Light of Knowledge: 250 Years of the Nation's First Medical School amongst the other ground-breaking research stemming from the Perelman School of Medicine in celebration of its 250th Anniversary.

  • Penn Scientists Make Breakthrough in Alzheimer's Disease Research (6ABC Segment)
    John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD, director, Penn Institute on Aging, and Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, MBA, director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, were both featured in a 6ABC segment in the "Philly Leading the Way" series describing their new research on fighting Alzheimer's disease.