Bredesen, Dale E., M.D.
  • Augustus Rose Professor of Neurology

  • Center Director, Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA

  • Director of Alzheimer's Disease Program

  • Director of Neurodegenerative Disease Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Bredesen, Dale E., M.D.

Contact

Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA
10911 Weyburn Avenue, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7226
Tel: (310) 794-3665
Fax: (310) 794-3148
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Specialty

Neurology, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, and Memory Disorders.

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Education, Training and Appointments

  • B.S., Biology and Literature, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 1974.
  • M.D., Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1977.
  • Resident, Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1978-1980.
  • Resident, Neurology, Chief Resident, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, 1980-1983.
  • Clinical Instructor, Neurology, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, 1983-1987.
  • Hughes Associate, Laboratory of Dr. LY Jan (Drosophila Neurogenetics) Howard Hughes Medical Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1985-1986.
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Dr. SB Prusiner (Neurodegenerative Disease) University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1986-1989.
  • Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCSF, Department of Neurology, San Francisco, CA 1987-1989.
  • Assistant Professor, UCLA, Department of Neurology, Los Angeles, CA, 1989-1994.
  • Associate Professor, UCLA, Department of Neurology, Los Angeles, CA, 1994-1995.
  • Elizabeth R. and Thomas E. Plott Chair, UCLA, Center on Aging, Los Angeles, CA 1993-1995.
  • Professor and Director, Program on Aging, The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, CA, 1994-1999.
  • Associate Adjunct Professor, UCLA, Department of Neurology, Los Angeles, CA, 1995-1997.
  • Associate Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience Department, UCSD, San Diego, CA, 1996-1998.
  • Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience Department, UCSD, San Diego, CA, 1998-2000.
  • Adjunct Professor, The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, CA, 1999-2005.
  • President and CEO, Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, CA, 1999-2005.
  • President and CEO, Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, CA, 1999-2005.
  • Adjunct Professor, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, 1999-present.
  • Scientific Director and CEO, Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, CA, 2005-2006.
  • Director and CEO, Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, CA, 2006-2008.
  • Professor and Founding President/CEO, Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, CA, 2008-present.
  • Honorary Professor, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA, 2008-present.
  • Director, Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 2013-present.

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Activities and Awards

1970, 1993-1997 Athletic Letters, Caltech (Football, Track)
1970-1974 Alfred P. Sloan Scholar, Caltech
1971 Research Assistant, Caltech (Dr. H. Gray, Inorg. Chemistry)
1972 Research Assistant, MIT (Dr. M. Wrighton, Inorg. Chemistry)
1972 Member, Board of Control, Caltech
1973 NSF Summer Fellow, Caltech (Dr. R. Sperry, Psychobiology)
1974 McKinney Prize for Humanities, Caltech
1974 Graduation with Honor, Caltech
1975-1977 Mary Duke Biddle Scholar, Duke
1977 Brody Scholar in the History of Neurosciences, Duke
1977 Trent Prize in the History of Medicine, Duke
1982 Chief Resident, Neurology, UCSF
1983 Scholarship Recipient, Cold Spring Harbor Neurobiology Seminars
1983 Sandoz Award for Outstanding Neurology Resident, UCSF
1984 Outstanding Faculty Teacher Award, UCSF
1992 Honorable Mention, UCLA Neurology Residents' Teaching Award
1992 Cotzias Award, American Parkinson Disease Foundation
1993-1995 Elizabeth R. and Thomas E. Plott Chair in Gerontology, UCLA
1996 Child Neurology Society Lectureship
1996 Lou and Eleanor Gehrig Lectureship, Columbia University (given for the most outstanding work on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis within the previous year)
1997 United Way Combined Health Agencies Health Hero (annual award for outstanding medical research in San Diego)
2000 Arthur Cherkin Award for Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, UCLA
2005 Gilman-Barbour Distinguished Lecturer, University of Michigan
2010 Editorial Board Member, JBC
2011 Associate Editor, J Alzheimer’s Disease

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