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Funded Studies

Jeffrey H. Kordower, PhD

Founding Director, ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center (NDRC) at Arizona State University

The Charlene and J. Orin Edson Distinguished Director at the Biodesign Institute

Professor of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Location: Tempe, AZ United States

Dr. Jeffrey Kordower has been an international leader in the field of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and related disorders for decades. He has particular expertise in studies of primates as documented, in part, by his ranking 42nd (top 0.042%) in expertise in PD worldwide ( and in the top 13% in all biomedical sciences based on standardized citation metrics (…). Dr. Kordower is a founding and current member of the scientific advisory committee for The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) Scientific Advisory Committee and a two-time member of the MJFF executive scientific advisory committee. He is a past president of the American Society for Neural Transplantation and past member of the Movement Disorders Society international executive committee. Dr. Kordower has published over 400 peer reviewed manuscripts and chapters, primarily in the area of research on PD and related disorders.

Associated Grants

  • Using “Nanobodies” to Prevent Formation of Intracellular Alpha-synuclein Aggregates


  • Phase 1b Trial to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Dopamine Cell Transplants in Parkinson’s Disease Linked to Mutations in Parkin


  • Reprogramming the Brain’s Non-neuronal Support Cells to Generate Functional Dopamine-producing Neurons


  • Co-Pathologies Drive Neuroinflammation and Progression in PD


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