The body, comprised of renowned specialists in neurodegenerative disease and experts in neurotoxic, prion-like misfolded proteins, guides development of the company's clinical programs in Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Olanow brings to the board a deep knowledge of and expertise in neurodegeneration, particularly with respect to movement disorders and Parkinson's disease, on which he has written more than 300 papers. His research has revolved around the etiology and pathogenesis of neurodegeneration and experimental therapeutics.
Currently, Olanow is the CEO of CLINTREX, a pharmaceutical advisory firm that designs clinical trials in neurodegenerative disease for the pharmaceutical industry.
Previously, he was a professor in and the chairman of the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai's School of Medicine and now is a professor emeritus in the same as well as in the Department of Neuroscience.
His long list of accolades, achievements and service include receiving the Lifetime Achievement award from the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.
Olanow earned his medical degree at the University of Toronto and received his neurology training at the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University.
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