Inaugural Rainwater Prize Winners Focus on Alzheimer’s and Other Brain Research

Inaugural Rainwater Prize Winners Focus on Alzheimer’s and Other Brain Research
An eminent Alzheimer’s disease (AD) scientist, Michel Goedert, and an early career genomic engineering investigator, Patrick Hsu, are inaugural winners of the Rainwater Prize Program that acknowledges leading work in brain research. Such work includes groundbreaking efforts to advance new treatments for neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's, that are associated with tau protein accumulation in the brain. Managed by the Rainwater Charitable Foundation, the newly established prize is also designed to attract researchers to the tauopathy field. Program leader at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the United Kingdom, Goedert received the Rainwater Prize for Outstanding Innovation in Neurodegenerative Research. That honor nets him $250,000 for his contribution to the understanding of tau-related diseases. “It is an honor to be recognized by a group of experts who understand the critical role played by the tau protein in many neurodegenerative diseases,” Goedert said in a
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