Howard Steven Fox, MD, PhD, a native of Chicago, earned a combined BA/MA from Johns Hopkins University. He then went to the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where he earned his MD/PhD degrees. At both universities, he was elected to the top honor societies – Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, respectively. Following an anatomic pathology residency and surgical pathology fellowship at UCSF he joined The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California in 1990, and moved to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2008. A seasoned researcher, Dr. Fox’s work deals with disease pathogenesis in the central nervous system. He currently serves as PI on numerous from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including a center grant and brain bank resource. He has chaired NIH study sections and served in numerous other advisory roles for institutional, state and federal agencies.