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“If I don’t play music everyday, my creativity is just not at peak.”

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Rudy Tanzi is a neuroscientist who studies the genes that cause Alzheimer’s disease.

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Rudy is a true rock star. When he takes off his lab coat at night, he plays keyboards for Aerosmith and the Joe Perry Project.

Dream On

Neuroscientist Rudy Tanzi unwittingly uses science to help make his rock-star dreams come true.

30 Second Science with Rudy Tanzi

We give Rudy Tanzi 30 seconds to explain his science and he hunts down Alzheimer's genes.

A Scientist Gets Transcendent

Rudy Tanzi takes it to another level and finds bliss in the lab and on stage.
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About Rudy Tanzi

Rudy Tanzi is a neuroscientist and professor at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses primarily on Alzheimer’s disease. A lifelong musician, Rudy takes off his lab coat at night to play keyboards for Aerosmith and the Joe Perry Project.