Mechanisms of Innate Immunity and Parkinson’s Disease

Dr Richard Youle received his PhD degree from the University of South Carolina and moved to NIH for postdoctoral work then transitioned to a Senior Investigator in the Surgical Neurology Branch of NINDS. His work now focuses on mitochondria, innate immunity and neurodegeneration. He won the 2021 Breakthrough Prize for Life Sciences for his work on mitochondrial quality control related to Parkinson’s Disease.