Tony Wyss-Coray, Ph.D.
NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Winner
Tony Wyss-Coray is a Senior Research Career Scientist at the Palo Alto VA and professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University. He received a Ph.D. in immunology from the University of Bern, Switzerland, and postdoctoral training with Lennart Mucke at Scripps, San Diego and the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco. His lab investigates the role of immune responses in brain aging and neurodegeneration with a focus on cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. He combines molecular and cellular studies in animal models with plasma proteomics in mice and humans, showing most recently that systemic circulatory factors can modulate neurogenesis, neuroinflammation, and cognitive function in mice and that blood-derived factors from young mice or humans can rejuvenate the aging mouse brain.
Tony Wyss-Coray is one of 13 distinguished recipients of the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award for individuals of exceptional creativity proposing highly innovative research. Learn more about his project: “What Controls Organismal Aging?”