William Mobley is a distinguished professor of neurosciences, associate dean for Neurosciences Initiatives and interim director of the Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion at the University of California, San Diego. Prior to coming to UCSD, Dr. Mobley was John E. Cahill Family Professor in neurology and neurological sciences and founding director of the Neuroscience Institute at Stanford University. After earning an MD and PhD from Stanford University, he remained there for an internship in pathology (1977) and residency in pediatrics (1979) before completing a residency neurology at Johns Hopkins University (1982). He is board-certified in pediatrics and neurology, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine. He serves as President Elect of the T21 Research Society. His research focuses on the biology and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders, with a special interest in Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.