Dr. C. Alexander Boecker received his MD from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany. He worked as a clinician scientist in the department of neurology at the University Medical Center Goettingen. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship, funded by the German Research Foundation, in the lab of Dr. Erika Holzbaur at the University of Pennsylvania. His postdoctoral work focused on investigating how excess activation of LRRK2 affects the transport of materials along axons and the assembly and disassembly of the cytoskeletal components involved in the process. Dr. Boecker is now a principal investigator at the University Medical Center Goettingen where he continues to study the cell biological defects that cause neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.