Prof. Malú Gámez Tansey PhD
Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology
Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease,
Parkinson’s Foundation Research Center of Excellence,
College of Medicine University of Florida
Gainsville (FL), USA
Malú Gámez Tansey, Ph.D. is the Norman and Susan Fixel Chair in Neuroscience and Neurology and Director of the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease at the University of Florida. Her lab focuses on the role of inflammation and immune system responses in brain health and neurodegenerative disease with a long-term goal of developing better therapies to prevent and/or delay these diseases.
Dr. Tansey obtained her B.S/M.S in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in Cell Regulation from UT Southwestern followed by post-doctoral work in neuroscience at Washington University. As head of Chemical Genetics at Xencor, she co-invented novel soluble TNF inhibitors that have now advanced to clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Tansey is a fierce advocate for women and other under-represented groups in STEM and has earned several mentoring awards from students and faculty for her efforts in this area.