John J. Witmeyer III Dean’s Colloquium 2016

Steven Paul, M.D. (A&S '72, G '75, M '75)

Thursday, April 14, 2016
4:00 p.m.
Cudd Hall lobby
Open to the Tulane community 

Reception to follow


Steve-PaulDr. Steven Paul is an expert in neuroscience with an extensive record in central nervous system (CNS) drug discovery and development. As president and CEO of Voyager Therapeutics, a clinical-stage gene therapy company, he helps develop life-changing gene therapies for severe CNS diseases. Dr. Paul previously served as founding director of the Appel Alzheimer's Disease Research Institute, where he was the Principal Investigator of the Institute’s novel adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy program for Alzheimer’s disease. He was also the president of Eli Lilly Research Laboratories, where he was responsible for the company's overall strategy, expanding its efforts in oncology and biotechnology and resulting in a pipeline of approximately 70 new molecular entities. Other previous roles include serving as Scientific Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, as Medical Director in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service, and as a professor of neuroscience, psychiatry, and pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and currently serves on the board or as a trustee of several organizations, including Sage Therapeutics, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, the Sigma Aldrich Company and the Foundation for the NIH.

Dr. Paul holds a B.A. in biology and psychology from Tulane University and an M.S. and M.D. from the Tulane University School of Medicine.

This event is part of the John J. Witmeyer III Dean's Colloquium series, which invites distinguished alumni back to campus to discuss their careers and professions. Sponsored by the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs. For more information, call 504-865-5728 or email

Previous Dean’s Colloquia

2014-15 Dean’s Colloquium: Meria Carstarphen
2013-14 Dean's Colloquium: Alex McMurray
2012-13 Dean's Colloquium: Attorney Ira Sorkin
2011-12 Dean's Colloquium: NASA Astronaut Doug Hurley
2010-11 Dean's Colloquium: Actor Bryan Batt
2009-10 Dean's Colloquium: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
2008-09 Dean's Colloquium: NPR Correspondent Gwen Thompkins
2007-08 Dean’s Colloquium: Appraiser and “History Detectives” star Elyse Luray

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