Dr. Paul Cox

coxpictA Harvard Ph.D., Paul Alan Cox has spent the last three decades searching for new medicines by studying patterns of wellness and disease among indigenous peoples. For these efforts, TIME magazine named Cox one of 11 “Heroes of Medicine.” His work with indigenous peoples in preserving their island rain forests won him the Goldman Environmental Prize. Cox has published over 185 scientific papers and four books. Cox founded Seacology, the world’s premier environmental non-profit organization for island conservation, which is headquartered in Berkeley, California. Through partnerships with indigenous people, Seacology has now saved over 1.6 million acres of island rainforests and coral reefs. At the Institute for Ethnomedicine in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, his research is focused on finding and fighting the causes of neurodegenerative illness including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.

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