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Jagust Awarded Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer’s Research

William Jagust, a faculty senior scientist in the Life Sciences Division who also has appointments at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, has been awarded the 2013 Potamkin Prize by the American Academy of Neurology. The Potamkin Prize honors researchers for their work in helping to advance the understanding of Pick’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Jagust is receiving the award his research about beta-amyloid, or plaques in the brain, which are a possible cause of Alzheimer’s disease. He uses imaging techniques to help outline amyloid protein and its effects on the brain. Two other neurologists also received the award. More>