After receiving his Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard, Paul Alan Cox spent three decades searching for new medicines from plants used by traditional healers in the Pacific and Southeast Asia. For these efforts TIME magazine named Cox one of 11 “Heroes of Medicine.” His efforts in preserving island rain forests were recognized with the Goldman Environmental Prize. Cox has published over 180 scientific papers and four books.
At the Institute for Ethnomedicine in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, his research is focused on finding and fighting the causes of neurodegenerative illness including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Title of Talk: “Searching Tropical Islands for a Cure for Brain Diseases.”