President and Senior Scientist
The Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders
New Haven, Connecticut
Kenneth Marek is President and senior scientist at the Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders. Dr. Marek's major research interests include identification of biomarkers for early detection, assessment of disease progression and development of new treatments for Parkinson disease and Alzheimer disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. His specific interest has been in in vivo neuroreceptor imaging biomarkers. He has authored numerous neurology and neuroscience publications on these topics. Dr. Marek has and continues to be the principal investigator of several ongoing multi-center international studies (including the Parkinson Progression Marker Initiative (PPMI) and the Parkinson Associated Risk Syndrome (PARS)) study.
Dr. Marek serves on the scientific advisory board of The Michael J. Fox Foundation. He has served in leadership roles in several organizations focused on neurodegenerative disorders and has been the recipient of numerous grants to support his work in Parkinson disease, Alzheimer Disease and Huntington disease. He was recently awarded the Robert A. Pritzker Prize for Leadership in Parkinson's Research. He also was a co-founder of Molecular NeuroImaging, LLC, and is now an employee and owner at invicro, a company providing discovery and clinical neuroimaging research services.