Prof. Michael Hutton Department of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, USA

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Michael Hutton received his Doctorate from the University of Cambridge in 1993. He subsequently joined the laboratory of Prof. John Hardy in 1994, at the University of South Florida (Tampa), as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In 1996, Dr. Hutton moved with Prof. Hardy to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville (Florida),... read morebecoming an independent investigator in 1997. Dr. Hutton's group was one of three teams in 1998 that first identified mutations in the MAPT gene as the major cause of the inherited tauopathy FTDP-17. He subsequently used this finding to generate the first mouse model of tauopathy to develop robust Neurofibrillary Tangle formation. Dr. Hutton received the AAN Potamkin and MetLife Awards in 2000 for his work on the genetics and transgenic modeling of tauopathy. Dr. Hutton is presently a Professor and Consultant in the Department of Neuroscience at the Mayo Clinic.