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Funded Studies

Jeffrey H. Kordower, PhD

Alla V and Solomon Jesmer Professor of Aging and Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center

Location: Chicago, IL United States

Jeffrey H. Kordower, PhD, is an international leader in the field of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and related disorders with particular expertise in studies performed in nonhuman primates. He is ranked fortieth in Parkinson’s expertise worldwide ( and in the top 13 percent in all biomedical sciences (

Dr. Kordower was a founding and is a current member of The Michael J. Fox Foundation Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and is a past president of the American Society for Neural Transplantation and past member of the Movement Disorders Society International Executive Committee. He has published over 400 peer reviewed manuscripts and chapters, most in the area of PD and related disorders.

Associated Grants

  • Co-Pathologies Drive Neuroinflammation and Progression in PD


  • Cell-to-Cell Transport of Alpha-Synuclein


  • Intrabodies in Pre-clinical Models of Parkinson’s Disease


  • The Transfer of Alpha-Synuclein: Mechanistic and Therapeutic Studies


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