Dr. Jordi Clarimon is the principal investigator of the Genetics of Neurodegenerative Diseases Unit (GNDU). He received his degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Barcelona and his Ph.D. from the University Pompeu Fabra. Dr. Clarimón spent 2.5 years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Neurogenetics, located at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Maryland, USA), and headed by Dr. John Hardy. In 2009 he became the PI of the GNDU. His research focuses on the genetic causes related to a broad range of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as neuromuscular and movement disorders.