Todd Golde leads teams in the hunt for better treatments for brain disorders.

By Michelle Koidin Jaffee
Undergraduate student Phong Truong and Dr. Golde Photo by Kyle Walker
“There’s a huge unmet medical need, whether we’re talking about brain tumors, neurodegenerative diseases, head injury or stroke."
— Todd Golde, MD, PhD
Todd Golde, MD, PhD, with student assistants in his lab, says one key to building highly effective teams is successfully mentoring the next generation. In his lab, he encourages students to bring forth their own skills and talents, and he makes himself accessible. Photo by Kyle Walker
"He doesn't want potential therapies sitting in the laboratory — he wants them out there doing good."
— Michael Okun, MD '96, chair of the department of neurology