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Corinne Lasmezas

Dr.Corinne Lasmézas is a professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Scripps Research Institute and an internationally recognized expert in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

She has advised many of the world’s leading governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the World Health Organization, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and numerous pharmaceutical companies.

It was her research that provided the first experimental evidence that “mad cow disease” had been transmitted to humans, causing the deadly variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Lasmézas has delivered two TEDx talks, including Cures for Neurodegenerative Diseases, The Road Unfolds.

Lasmézas has a doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine and a diploma in Aeronautic and Space Medicine from the University of Toulouse, France and a doctoral degree in Neurobiology and Neurosciences from the University Pierre & Marie Curie in Paris.