Dr. Jeffrey Kordower is the founding director of the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center and endowed chair as The Charlene and J. Orin Edson Distinguished Director at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. Dr. Kordower has for decades been an international leader in the field of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. He has particular expertise in studies of nonhuman primates, and has been ranked 40th in PD Expertise Worldwide (top 0.042%) and in the top 13% in all biomedical sciences. He served as a founding and current member of the Michael J. Fox Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee. Dr. Kordower was a past president of the American Society for Neural Transplantation and a past member of the Movement Disorders Society International Executive Committee. Dr. Kordower has published over 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts and chapters, most in the area of PD and related disorders. Many of these papers are citation classics (n=16 >400 citations; 6> 1000 citations; H-index=101).