The UCSF Memory and Aging Center is at the forefront of discovering the causes, treatments and cures of dementia. All of the dementias — including Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), Huntington’s disease and Lewy body dementias — share common features. They all are illnesses in which normal proteins are misprocessed.
Neurologist William Seeley was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2011. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn more at http://www.macfound.org/fellows