Experience
Education
Bio
Dr. Price received a B.A. (English Literature) from Wesleyan University and an M.D. from Albany Medical School of Union University. After an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, he did a Neurology Residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). During the Vietnam War, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy (Senior Staff Neurologist, Bethesda Naval Hospital). After completing training in Neuropathology at the MGH, Dr. Price did a postdoctoral Fellowship in Cellular/Molecular Biology at Harvard University. Board-qualified in Internal Medicine and Board-certified in both Neurology and Neuropathology, Dr. Price was appointed an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Pathology at Harvard Medical School in 1970. In 1971, he joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Neurology, and was named Director of the Division of Neuropathology. He was promoted to Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Neurology in 1978, and the Department of Neuroscience in 1983. He has been Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center since 1985. Over more than four decades, Dr. Price pioneered research on human neurological disease on a variety of experimental animal models, including traumatic neuronal injury, toxic disorders of the PNS and CNS and several neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Among the leaders in this field, he and his colleagues have used animal models to delineate pathogenic mechanisms, to identify therapeutic targets, and to test new approaches to treatments. Under Dr. Price’s mentorship, the Neuropathology Division has trained many physicians and investigators who are now leaders in the field of neurobiology of disease. Dr. Price has authored over 500 publications in scientific journals and over 200 book chapters and reviews. Science Watch (12: 1-2, 2001) ranked Dr. Price in the top ten neuroscientists as Authors of High Impact Papers in Neuroscience during the “Decade of the Brain” from 1990-2000. Dr. Price is a member of the American Association of Neuropathologists (Past President), the American Neurological Association, the American Academy of Neurology, the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Sciences), and the Society for Neuroscience (President 2000-2001). He has received numerous honors and awards, including: two Javits Neuroscience Investigator Merit Awards (NINDS); a Leadership in Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD) Award (NIA); the Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer’s Disease Research; the Wartenberg Award; and the Metropolitan Life Foundation Award. Dr. Price has served as Member and/or Chairperson of NIH Study Sections and on NIH and Institute of Medicine panels. He was the Executive Convener and Scientific Program Chair of the 7th International Congress on Alzheimer’s Disease in Washington D.C., 2000. He is a member of Scientific Advisory Boards of a variety of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Over the years, Dr. Price has served as Consultant for a variety of academic institutions, foundations, and corporations.