Dr. M. Flint Beal, an internationally recognized authority on neurodegenerative disorders, is the Anne Parrish Titzell Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience - Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Prior to this, he was professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School. His research has focused on the mechanism of neuronal degeneration in Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s diseases and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Dr. Beal is the author/co-author of over 500 scientific articles and over 125 books, book chapters and reviews. He has received the Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar Award of the American Neurologic Association, has served on the Council of the American Neurologic Association, Science Advisory Committees of the Hereditary Disease Foundation, Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Parkinson’s Disease Study Group, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Bachman-Strauss Foundation, ALS Association, and the American Health Assistance Foundation, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.