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William Lee Klein

William Lee Klein, neurobiology professor, researcher. Achievements include discovery of a structurally novel neurotoxin and how it contributes to neuronal damage and memory loss in Alzheimer's disease.

Background

  • Klein, William Lee Son of Wilbur Frank and Olga Klein.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Los Angeles, 1973.

    Career

    • Professor neurobiology & physiology Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, since 1976. Co-founder Acumen Pharma., San Francisco, 1996—2009.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of a structurally novel neurotoxin and how it contributes to neuronal damage and memory loss in Alzheimer's disease.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional science journals (Elected Brazilian Academy of Sciences, 2008).

    Connections

    • Married Sue Wills, March 18, 1978.
    • father: Wilbur Frank
    • mother: Olga Klein
    • spouse: Sue Wills
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    • 1968
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1973
      University California
    • 1976
      Professor, neurobiology & physiology Northwestern University
      Evanston, Illinois, United States