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Special Guest Lecture October 17, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Special Guest Lecture 

Mitochondria in Parkinson’s Disease: Pathogenesis, Experimental Therapeutics and Biomarkers

  J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD, PhD

  Love Family Professor and
  Vice-Chair of Neurology

  University of Pittsburgh
  Chief, Division of Movement Disorders
  Director, Pittsburgh Institute for
  Neurodegenerative Diseases







J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD, PhD, is the Love Family Professor and vice-chair of neurology, chief of Movement Disorders, and director of the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND) and the American Parkinson Disease Association Advanced Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and a member of the scientific advisory committee of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.  Dr. Greenamyre received his BS from Michigan State University and his MD and PhD from the University of Michigan. After his neurology residency at the University of Michigan, he joined the faculty of the University of Rochester in 1990, and was recruited to Emory University in 1995. He moved to the University of Pittsburgh in 2005.  Dr. Greenamyre has received numerous honors, including the Langston Award from the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He delivered a 'Decade of the Brain Lecture' at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology and a Presidential Lecture at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. He has been listed as one of the ‘Best Doctors in America’ since the mid-1990s. He currently chairs the Neuronal Oxidative Metabolism and Death study section of the NIH. He is editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Neurobiology of Disease and of MedLink Neurology (

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