Ashley I. Bush

The University of Melbourne, Australia


Ashley I. Bush received an M.D. degree in 1982 and a Ph.D. degree in 1992 from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He serves as the Director of the Oxidation Biology Laboratory, at the Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria, Australia, a Professor of pathology, University of Melbourne, a Lecturer in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience at Cornell University Medical Center, New York. His laboratory uncovered the interaction of biometals (copper, zinc and iron) with beta-amyloid that contributes to both oxidation damage and amyloid accumulation in Alzheimer's disease. This has lead to the development of novel therapeutic compounds that are currently in clinical trials. He has received several awards including the Beeson Award, the Zenith Award from the Alzheimer Association, the Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship, and the Potamkin Prize from the American Academy of Neurology.

Biography Updated on 1 December 2010

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