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The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research was founded in 1995 when Zachary Fisher's wife, Elizabeth, developed Alzheimer's disease. Paul Greengard was recruited to lead the Fischer Center after a conversation between Zachary Fisher and David Rockefeller at a dinner at the Waldorf Hotel spurred the idea for creating a research center on finding new treatments and cure for Alzheimer's.

Paul Greengard led the Fisher Center Lab as its director from its founding until his death in 2019. Since then, the lab has been led by interim Laboratory Head Marc Flajolet and advised by a Neuroscience Advisory Committee featuring multiple Nobel Laureates and faculty from The Rockefeller University.


Zachary Fisher, David Rockefeller, Paul Greengard, exhibit


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