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Tony Wyss-Coray

Tony Wyss-Coray


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Tony Wyss-Coray is a 2017 NOMIS Awardee and has been professor of the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University (Stanford, US) since 2011 and the D. H. Chen Professor II at Stanford since 2018. He led the project COVID-19 and the Brain as well as the Brain Rejuvenation Factors from Blood project.

Born in Switzerland, Wyss-Coray received an MS in microbiology in 1989 and a PhD in immunology in 1992 from the University of Bern, Switzerland. He spent his postdoctoral years at the Scripps Research Institute in California and has received numerous honors and awards, including the NIH Pioneer Award and the Zenith Award.

Wyss-Coray is investigating the role of immune responses in brain aging and neurodegeneration, focusing on cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. He has shown that circulatory factors can modulate neurogenesis, neuroimmunity and cognitive function in mice and that blood-derived factors from young mice or humans can rejuvenate the aging mouse brain. He is now trying to understand the molecular basis of this systemic communication with the brain by employing a combination of omics approaches and through the development of bioorthogonal tools for the in vivo labeling of proteins. His NOMIS project, Brain Rejuvenation Factors from Blood, tested the hypothesis that circulatory factors that regulate aging can be identified and used to rejuvenate aged and possibly degenerated brains.

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A new study by scientist David Gate, NOMIS Awardee Tony Wyss-Coray and their colleagues has found that cerebrospinal fluid, the brain’s immune system, becomes dysregulated as we age and plays […]

NOMIS Awardee Tony Wyss-Coray and colleagues have discovered that cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from young mice can improve memory function in older mice. Their work was published in Nature on May […]

Preprint work by Andrew Yang at the laboratory of NOMIS Awardee Tony Wyss-Coray suggests that the brain undergoes widespread changes in the wake of COVID-19 that could contribute to neurological […]

NOMIS Distinguished Scientist Tony Wyss-Coray appeared on the Swiss television program, Einstein, which aired on Feb. 15, 2018. The story, “Kampf gegen das Vergessen” (“The fight against forgetting”), addresses the crippling effects […]

Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) has published an article about the groundbreaking research of NOMIS Distinguished Scientist Tony Wyss-Coray, professor of neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford University. Wyss-Coray’s research has shown […]

Karl Deisseroth, Tony Wyss-Coray and Svante Pääbo Recognizing not only scientific excellence, but also celebrating researchers who push for unconventional paths and show exceptional engagement in insight-driven research and collaboration, […]

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German newspaper Die Zeit has published an article describing the groundbreaking research of NOMIS Distinguished Scientist Tony Wyss-Coray, professor of neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford University, and Steve Horvath, professor […]

The Swiss newspaper, Tages-Anzeiger, has published an article about the work of NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award winner Tony Wyss-Coray. The article, published in German (“Der Verjüngungsforscher”), discusses Wyss-Coray’s […]

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