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Huntington Potter, Ph.D.

Administrative Appointment: Endowed Chair
Primary Department: USF HEALTH ALZHEIMER'S

Professor, NON USF HEALTH

Director,

Chair, Alzheimer's Disease Strategic Planning Committee

Professor and Eric Pfeiffer Chair for Research on Alzheimer's Disease, Suncoast Gerontology and Alzheimer's Center

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Contacts
Email: hpotter@health.usf.edu
Phone: (813) 974-5369
Office: ALZ, 308
 
Education
  • PHD, Harvard University, United States - 1979.
  • MA, Harvard University, United States - 1975.
 
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Signature Programs
Neuroscience.
 
Research Summary

Molecular genetics and biochemistry of Alzheimer's Disease. Biotechnology. DNA recombination, rearrangement. Electroporation. mRNA localization at the synapse. Gene expression in differentiating neurons and glia. Role of chromosome mis-segregation in human disease.

Dr. Potter is credited with the discovery of the essential role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease and has been investigating the relationship between classical Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome, which invariably leads to Alzheimer's by age 30-40.

 


Selected Publications

Positions Held
  • Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director (USF-Health, Johnnie B. Byrd Sr. Alzheimer's Center and Research Institute 2004 - 2008)

Memberships
  • American Society for Cell Biology (Member, 1993 - Present)
  • American Society of Human Genetics (Member, 1993 - Present)
  • Society for Neuroscience (Member, 1986 - Present)
  • American Society for Microbiology (Member, 1986 - Present)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (Member, 1985 - Present)


Awards/Honors
  • designation of Alzheimers' Awareness Week (by Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio - 2008)
  • Proclamation of Alzheimer's Awareness Month (from Florida Governor Christ and the Florida Cabinet - 2007)
  • Health Care Heroes Award - Health Care Innovation & Research (Tampa Bay Business Journal - 2005)
  • Award for Excellence and a gift of $100,000 for outstanding achievements in the field of neurobiolog (Kaul Foundation - 2000)



Lectures
  • "Poster: Role of microtubule defects and chromosome mis-segregation in neurodegenerative diseases" International Conference on Alzheimers Disease. HI, United States - 2010.
  • "Update on Alzheimers Research" Oster Life Long Learning Instititute. CA, United States - 2010.
  • "Recent Advances in Alzheimers Disease Research" Arden Court. FL, United States - 2010.
  • "The Next Generation of Alzheimers Disease Therapies" The Chairmans Leadership Forum. FL, United States - 2010.
  • "Interdisciplinary, University-wide meetings for the discussion of recent advances in science and engineering at the University of South Florida " University of South Florida . FL, United States - 2010.
  • "Recent Research on Alzheimers Disease" Florida Annual Grand Masons meeting. FL, United States - 2010.
  • "Recent Advances in Alzheimers Disease Research" United Methodist Church. FL, United States - 2010.
  • "Recent Advances in Alzheimers Disease Research" Tampa Rotary North. FL, United States - 2010.
  • "Toward More Effective Treatments for Alzheimers Disease Through Harnessing Natural Anti-inflammatory Molecules " USF Research One. FL, United States - 2010.
  • "Interdisciplinary, University-wide meetings for the discussion of recent advances in science and engineering at the University of South Florida " University of South Florida . FL, United States - 2009.
  • "MINDS -Interdisciplinary, University-wide meetings for the discussion of recent advances in science and engineering at the University of South Florida " University of South Florida . FL, United States - 2008.
  • "UK Consulate/Byrd Institute International Workshop on Alzheimer's Disease " . FL, United States - 2008.
  • "Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease" Florida Alzheimer Center and Research Institute at USF. FL, United States - 2003.

Profile last modified on 02/24/2012