Corinne I. Lasmezas
Corinne Lasmézas, DVM, Ph.D. serves as a Professor at The Scripps Research Institute. Since Dr. Lasmézas' appointment at Scripps in 2005, she has focused on how misfolded proteins lead to neuronal dysfunction and loss in diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and prion diseases. Additionally, Dr. Lasmézas is a reviewer for national and private funding agencies worldwide, including the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the UK Medical Research Council and an Advisor for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Earlier in her career, Dr. Lasmézas’ research provided the first experimental evidence that the prion disease “mad cow disease” had been transmitted to humans, causing variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. At the peak of the mad cow crisis, Dr. Lasmézas became an advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as several governmental and public health committees. She is multiple TED speaker and is an internationally recognized expert in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. She has published more than 60 original scientific papers. She has been a Member of Scientific Advisory Board at Anavex Life Sciences Corp. since March 2015. Dr. Lasmézas holds a PhD in Neurosciences from the University Pierre & Marie Curie in Paris and obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Diploma of Aeronautic and Space Medicine from the University of Toulouse, France.