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Joe Harding named a 2020 National Academy Inventors Fellow

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Joe Harding, professor in Washington State University’s Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience department, was named a 2020 National Academy of Inventors Fellow.

He is one of 175 academic innovators from across the world elected to Fellow status this year. Dr. Harding’s research on the causes of dementia led to a start-company named Athira and their lead compound is in clinical trials for a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

The company, which went public in September, is the first WSU faculty-owned start-up company that has been publicly traded.

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