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Ole Isacson, Dr med sci

Ole Isacson, Dr Med Sci

McLean Hospital Title:
  • Founding Director, Neuroregeneration Research Institute
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • Professor of Neurology


Dr. Ole Isacson is a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and founding director of Neuroregeneration Research Institute at McLean Hospital. His work is focused on the understanding and treatments of neurodegenerative disease, with particular emphasis on distinguishing critical mechanisms and treatments of neuronal vulnerability at the onset of disease, or new restorative treatments using stem cells after symptoms. He is author or co-author of over 300 scientific research articles and several books in his field.

Professional appointments include, Scientific Advisory Board of the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center, principal faculty of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Executive Scientific Advisory Board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation (2014-2016), elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, 2014). member, FDA Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee (CTGTAC), editor-in-chief of the journal, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience.


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Education & Training:

  • 1983 MB, University of Lund, Sweden
  • 1987 Dr Med Sci, PhD in Medical Neurobiology, University of Lund, Sweden
  • 2002 MA (honorary), Harvard University
  • 1987-1989 Research Fellow in Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, England




Office Address:

Belmont campus - Mailman Research Center, Room 130