Todd B. Sherer, Ph.D., is chief executive officer of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. He joined the Foundation in 2004 as scientific manager, becoming vice president for research programs in 2006. Currently, he directs the Foundation’s research portfolio, identifies optimal scientific approaches and develops strategic priorities for the Foundation’s mission of improving treatments for and, ultimately, curing Parkinson’s disease. Sherer acts as the Foundation’s spokesman, presenting scientific and clinical findings to lay audiences and engaging patient groups and pharmaceutical partners.
Sherer serves on the Parkinson’s Action Network Board of Directors. He received his doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Virginia in 1999 and completed his postdoctoral studies on Parkinson’s disease at Emory University.