The Khalid Iqbal Lifetime Achievement Award for 2009 was bestowed upon Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium member and funded researcher Virginia M.-Y. Lee, Ph.D.
Khalid Iqbal, Ph.D., was one of the founders of the International Conference for Alzheimer’s Disease in 1988. A Lifetime Achievement Award named in his honor is given to an outstanding scientist who has dedicated his or her career to helping millions around the world through research.
Dr. Lee is director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research. Her research focus includes determining the genesis and roles of various normal and abnormal brain proteins (amyloid, tau, etc.) thought to be the keys to the cause and progression of numerous brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s.