The Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative has awarded James Hurley, a faculty scientist in the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging (MBIB) Division, $7 million over three years to investigate the role of damaged mitochondria in the disease. The grant is among 21, totaling $161 million, announced by the ASAP initiative, which aims to fund basic research to close gaps in our understanding of the mechanisms of Alzheimer’s Disease and its progression.
James Hurley, a faculty scientist in the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Biosciences Area Faculty Scientist James Hurley (pictured), who will use insights from molecular structure to fight neurodegeneration, has been added to the ranks of the Bakar Fellows Program. This program supports UC Berkeley faculty working to apply scientific discoveries to real-world issues. Three materials scientists, Ali Javey, Jeffrey Long, and Jie Yao, were also recognized. Read more at Berkeley Research.