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Joshua M. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.

Joshua M. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor in the Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience and Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine; the co-director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital; and the director of the Baylor Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases.  

He earned his A.B., summa cum laude, in biochemical sciences from Harvard College, and his Ph.D. in genetics from Cambridge University. He subsequently studied at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, where he received his M.D., summa cum laude, and later, an M.M.Sc. in clinical investigation. Dr. Shulman completed his neurology residency and fellowship training in the Harvard/Partners Program at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  

Dr. Shulman’s research focuses on understanding the genetics and pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and integrating investigation into human subjects and experimental animal models. He received a career award for medical scientists from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award from the American Neurological Association. Dr. Shulman’s research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Huffington Foundation and the Effie Marie Cain Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Research. Dr. Shulman is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and serves on the Science Committee. He remains clinically active, caring for patients with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other related disorders.