Lorenzo Refolo, Ph.D.
Program Director, Dementias of Aging Branch
National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health
Dr. Refolo received his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He received postdoctoral training in neurobiology at the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Laboratory of Neurobiology at Rockefeller University. Dr. Refolo was an assistant professor at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla., and at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York and a Staff Research Scientist at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research at New York University. His own research career focused on the molecular and cell biology of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Refolo also has been the Scientific Director at the Institute for the Study of Aging and a Program Director at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, managing a portfolio of basic, clinical, and translational research that was focused on neurodegenerative disorders. At the National Institute on Aging, Dr. Refolo is a Program Director with responsibility for a portfolio that includes basic and translational research on Alzheimer’s disease.