Dr. Ole Isacson is Professor of Neurology (Neuroscience) at Harvard Medical School and is the Founding Director of the Neuroregeneration Research Institute at McLean Hospital. Since 1990, Prof. Isacson’s laboratory at Harvard has focused on the understanding and treatments of neurodegenerative disease, with particular emphasis on distinguishing critical mechanisms and treatments of neuronal vulnerability before the full onset of disease, or new restorative treatments using stem cell derived neurons after symptoms. Prof. Isacson is Principal Faculty of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute since it was founded in 2005. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation and member of the Executive Scientific Advisory Board (2014-2016). He has received several international prizes, research awards and lectureships. Prof. Isacson served as an advisory committee member at the FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) (2014-2016). He also served as SVP & the Chief Scientific Officer of Pfizer’s former Neuroscience R&D Unit (2016-2017). He is the author or co-author of over 350 scientific research articles and 3 books in his field. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience from 2010-2016, and currently serves on the editorial board. Prof. Isacson was elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2013.