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Ethnobotany and the search for the new ALS & Alzheimer’s Drugs


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Ethnobotany and the Search for New ALS & Alzheimer's Drugs in Island Villages

Dr. Paul Alan Cox received his doctorate from Harvard University, where he twice was awarded the Bowdoin Prize, a feat earlier achieved by Ralph Waldo Emerson. He received the Goldman Environmental Prize and was named by TIME Magazine as one of 11 “Heroes of Medicine”. As one of the world’s leading ethnobotanists, Dr. Cox has lived in small, remote villages around the world searching for new medicines. His foundation, Seacology, has set aside over 1.5 million acres of rain forest and coral reef in 56 countries around the world. He has published over 200 scientific papers, served as Director of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii and Florida, and is currently the Director of the Brain Chemistry Labs in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His research there is focused on finding new treatments for ALS and Alzheimer’s disease.

The Elizabeth Gross Lecture Series, begun in 2011, is a new annual horticultural series made possible through a bequest received by the Ulster Garden Club from long-term club member and Kingston resident, Mrs. Elizabeth Gross. Sponsored by the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc., these lectures are open to the public.


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