Abby Olsen, MD, PhD

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Abby Olsen, MD PhD, is an Associate Neurologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, and an Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. She is the recipient of an NINDS K08 award and a Department of Defense Parkinson’s Disease Early Investigator Award. Her research utilizes a combination of Drosophila and human genetics to identify novel glial genes that contribute to the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease and other alpha-synucleinopathies, with the long-term goal of developing glial-based therapeutics for alpha-synucleinopathies. This work has won awards from the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association.