Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Peter Davies

Scientific Advisory Board


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Peter Davies was born in Wales. He received a B.Sc. and a Ph.D., both in Biochemistry from the University of Leeds, England. He started working on Alzheimer’s disease in Edinburgh in 1974, and his early work was instrumental in the development of the currently approved drugs for Alzheimer’s disease. In 1977, he moved to Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, where he was a Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Neuroscience. Dr Davies became the Scientific Director of the Litwin/Zucker Center for Research on Alzheimer’s disease at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, North Shore/LIJ in 2006. Dr Davies research has been focused on biochemistry of Alzheimer’s disease. He has published over 250 research papers, and has been particularly interested in the development of new treatments and diagnostic tests for Alzheimer’s disease. He has received numerous awards for his research, including the City of New York Liberty Medal, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Congress on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD) and the first Metropolitan Life Foundation Prize. Dr Davies is one of only a handful of investigators in the USA who have received two MERIT awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIMH, 1989-1999, and NIA 2003-2013). These awards are given to “selected investigators who have demonstrated superior competence and outstanding productivity”, and provide up to 10 years of continuous research support.