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Nancy Wexler, PhD is the Higgins Professor of Neuropsychology in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. Dr. Wexler studies Huntington’s disease in hundreds of patients. Her work was integral to the discovery of both the gene for Huntington’s disease and the development of a test that can determine carriers of the gene prior to the onset of symptoms. She serves as President of the Hereditary Disease Foundation, an organization founded in 1968 by her father that is dedicated to researching the causes and cures of Huntington’s disease. She was recently elected to be a Fellow at the Royal College of Physicians; a Fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the Section on Neuroscience; a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts; and to the position of Councilor at the Society for Neuroscience. She is an honorary Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences and a Member of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences. Some notable honors are the Foster Elting Bennett Award, the J. Allyn Taylor Award, and the Albert Lasker Public Service Award.








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Email:  wexlern@pi.cpmc.columbia.edu
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