Meet the director of the Division of Neuroscience

On July 18, NIA Director Dr. Richard Hodes announced that Dr. Eliezer Masliah had been appointed director of the Division of Neuroscience. Dr. Masliah was previously head of the Experimental Neuropathology Laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, and directed the neuropathology core of the UCSD Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. He was also a member of the National Advisory Council on Aging. “Inside NIA” sat down with Dr. Masliah to talk about his research plans for the division. Why did you leave your academic career and lab to join the NIA? I had a wonderful 30 years in academia, including basic research to early-stage clinical trials to the development of several biotech companies. But I felt ready to move to the next stage where I could influence research directed…


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