In Their Own Words with Professor John Hardy
Sue Nelson speaks with world-leading neurogeneticist Professor John Hardy, University College London, about his work in the genetic causes neurodegenerative diseases as well as other aspects of neuroscience such as concussion in sport and the influences in his life that led him to undertake a career in this field.
Professor John Hardy is a world-leading neurogeneticist in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, receiving numerous accolades that include the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, the Brain Prize and, in 2009, being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 1991, Hardy’s team uncovered the first mutation directly implicated in Alzheimer’s disease leading to the formulation of the highly influential ‘amyloid-cascade’ hypothesis. His extensive body of work in genetics is being built at the UK DRI, where his team are unravelling the pathogenic networks in neurodegenerative disease.