NOMIS Distinguished Scientist Awardee 2017
Professor of neurology and neurological sciences
Tony Wyss-Coray, professor of neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford University, California, investigates the role of immune responses in brain aging and neurodegeneration with a focus on cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. His most recent studies have shown that circulatory factors can modulate neurogenesis, neuroimmunity and cognitive function in mice and that blood-derived factors from young mice or humans can rejuvenate the aging mouse brain. The Wyss-Coray lab is now trying to understand the molecular basis of this systemic communication with the brain by employing a combination of omics approaches and through the development of bioorthogonal tools for the in vivo labeling of proteins. Tony Wyss-Coray received a PhD in immunology at the University of Bern, Switzerland, in 1992. He spent his postdoctoral years at the Scripps Research Institute in California and was appointed professor for the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University in 2011.