Dr. Malcolm A. Leissring is an award-winning biomedical researcher who is internationally recognized for his work on the molecular pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, a Master’s degree from San Francisco State University, a Ph.D. from UC Irvine, and conducted his postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School in the laboratory of Dennis J. Selkoe, M.D., who is widely considered as the world’s leading researcher in Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Leissring has held faculty positions at Harvard Medical School, The Scripps Research Institute, and Mayo Clinic and currently works at UC Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND
). Dr. Leissring’s research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and numerous private foundations, and he has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles appearing in top-tier scientific journals such as Nature, Neuron, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. For his pioneering work on Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Leissring has received awards from many prestigious organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Association, the Ellison Medical Foundation and the American Federation for Aging Research. He is an avid guitar player and surfer and currently resides in Laguna Beach.