Dr. Dennis Dickson is Co-PI of Core C (Human Validation Core). Dr. Dickson is a Professor in the Departments of Pathology & Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. Not only does he direct the brain bank for CurePSP, but he is also the director of the brain bank for neurodegenerative disorders at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, which houses over 6000 specimens, including more than 2200 cases of AD, about 1400 cases with Lewy-related pathology, about 1200 cases of tauopathy (mostly PSP and CBD), and a growing collection of FTLD and ALS (over 300 cases), as well as over 240 control cases with minimal neurodegenerative pathology. He received the Potamkin prize and MetLife awards, among others, including an endowed professorship, in recognition of his innovative work. His research focuses on the neuropathology in the brain in normal aging, AD and non-AD neurodegenerative disorders, such as Lewy body dementia, PSP, CBD, ALS, and FTLD. He has contributed to over 130 publications on the neuropathologic characterization of neurodegenerative tauopathies and has made several ground-breaking genetic discoveries, including identifying novel mutations in the tau gene (MAPT) and genome wide association studies.