Karl Herrup, Ph.D.

Karl Herrup received his Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Stanford University in 1974. After two postdoctoral fellowships – in Neurogenetics at Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and in Neuropharmacology at the Biozentrum in Basel Switzerland – he joined the faculty of the Human Genetics Department of Yale Medical School. In 1988 he moved to the Boston area to become the Director of the Division of Developmental Neurobiology at the E. K. Shriver Center in Waltham, MA. In 1992 he moved to Case Western Reserve University Medical School and University Hospitals of Cleveland. While there, he directed the University Alzheimer’s Center from 1999 through 2005. In 2006 he moved to the Piscataway/New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University to become Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience. In July 2012, he moved to Hong Kong to become the Head of Life Sciences at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Karl has recently returned to Pittsburgh and will be continuing his research with the Pittsburgh Brain Institute. He will also be serving as CTF’s Chief Scientific Advisor and hopes to help guide their funded efforts in the fight against dementia.