Welcome to the Paulson Lab!

University of Michigan Health System

Department of Neurology

Henry L Paulson Laboratory

Biomedical Sciences Research Building

109 Zina Pitcher Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Room Number: 4160

What's New

Congratulations to Hank Paulson for being elected to the National Academy of Medicine!

Dr. Paulson was elected to the NAM in 2020 for his work in making fundamental discoveries regarding protein aggregation and nucleotide repeat expansions as causes of neurodegenerative diseases, and pioneering novel therapeutic strategies, including nucleotide-based gene silencing and harnessing the cell’s own quality-control machinery, for this group of devastating disorders.


RTL8 promotes nuclear localization of UBQLN2 to subnuclear compartments associated with protein quality control. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2022 Mar

PMID: 35247097

Disrupting the Balance of Protein Quality Control Protein UBQLN2 Accelerates Tau Proteinopathy. J Neurosci. 2022 Jan

PMID: 35082119


Hank Paulson was awarded an NIH R35 grant in 2021 to investigate "mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases: intersections with ubiquitin pathways"!

Hari passed his preliminary examination and has been awarded the Rackham pre-candidate grant!

Hanna was selected as an awardee for the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC) Pilot Project Program!

Hank Paulson received the Movement Disorders Research Award in 2020 from the American Academy of Neurology for his discoveries regarding the mechanisms and treatment of hereditary ataxia.

Welcome Rae and goodbye Stephanie!

We welcome Rae Powers, a second-year CMB student! We also bid farewell to Stephanie Sandoval-Pistorius who is pursuing her post-doctorate at the University of San Francisco. Best of luck, Stephanie!