Prof. Ashley Bush University of Melbourne, Australia and Harvard Medical School, USA1 Talk
Ashley Bush (MBBS, 1982; PhD, 1992; DPM, 1988, University of Melbourne, Australia; FRANZCP 1989) is the ARC Federation Fellow and Head of the Oxidation Disorders Laboratory at the Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria; Professor of Pathology, the University of Melbourne; and Lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts... read moreGeneral Hospital. He is the recipient of several awards including the Harkness Fellowship from the Commonwealth Fund of New York, the Beeson Award from the Alliance for Aging Research, the Senator John Hatfield Award and the Zenith Award from the Alzheimer Association, the ARC Federation Fellowship, and the Potamkin Prize from the American Academy of Neurology. He has authored over 150 publications. His laboratory uncovered the interaction of biometals (copper, zinc and iron) with beta-amyloid that contributes to both oxidation damage and amyloid accumulation in Alzheimer's disease. This has lead to the development of novel therapeutic compounds that are currently in clinical trials. The laboratory has generalized its findings into the oxidation biology of other major neurodegenerative disorders.