Harvard professor named chief of Pfizer’s neuroscience unit

Neurologist and Harvard professor Ole Isacson, MD, is joining Pfizer as senior vice president and the chief scientific officer of its neuroscience research unit. He begins duties on Sept. 16. Isacson will continue teaching neurology at Harvard Medical School and maintain his role as a founding director of the Neurogeneration Institute at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.                                  “Dr. Isacson’s deep expertise in neurodegenerative disorders is well-aligned with our work in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, where we are working to advance potential breakthrough therapies to fill the tremendous unmet need that exists for patients,” said Mikael Dolsten, president of worldwide research and development at Pfizer, in a statement. “In addition, his strong ties in the…


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