Joachim Herz, M.D.

Dr. Herz currently serves as a member of the CFR’s Internal Advisory Board, providing oversight and recommendations on all aspects of CFR research and operations. Dr. Herz’s group is focused on understanding progranulin function and identifying potential progranulin-oriented therapeutics.

Dr. Herz is Professor of Biophysics and Molecular Genetics and Neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Thomas O. Hicks Family Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UTSW. Dr. Herz received his M.D. from the University of Heidelberg, Germany and completed studies with Nobel Laureates Drs. Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein.