Sept. 1, 2020

Rudy Tanzi- Science, Soul and the intention to Serve

Rudy Tanzi- Science, Soul and the intention to Serve

Im honored to have Dr. Rudy Tanzi on the show today.

Rudy has numerous titles and recognitions so I won’t mention them all here but to start…

Rudy earned his PhD in Neurobiology from Harvard medical school in 1990.
He has published over 500 research papers and has received the highest awards in his field.
In 2015 he was named to TIME magazines list of “100 Most Influential People in the World”.

He has co-authored with Dr. Deepak Chopra the international bestsellers
Super Brain

Super Genes

and The Healing Self.

Rudy has several titles at Mass General Hospital including:
Vice Chair of Neurology
Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit
Co-Director of the McCance Center for Brain Health and
Co-Director of the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease

And At Harvard Medical School
Rudy is a professor of Neurology and holds the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy chair

Early in his career, Dr. Tanzi worked with Dr. James Gusella to discover the first 5 genetic markers in the entire human genome and used them to find the disease gene for (Huntington’s disease). He then went on to discover the first Alzheimer’s disease (AD) gene, and several others.

Rudy and his team were the first to use human stem cells to create a brain organic model of AD dubbed
“Alzheimer’s in a Dish”
This model has made drug screening for AD much faster and more effective. Using this system, Dr. Tanzi has developed several novel therapies for AD. And is involved in several companies using cutting edge technology to impact the main cause of AD other neurologic diseases…neuroinflammation.

In this episode Rudy is very gracious with his time and mind.. Its not everyday that you get to hear a brilliant mind that has done so much in the world of science but also has the depth… the self awareness….clarity of intention and practice to really optimize his time on the planet.

It will quickly become clear that Rudy is passionate about a specific intention…being of service
And this intention is a real anchor point in his life.

We cover a lot in this episode from science to soul. We talk about:
-the brain and other organs in the body
-genetics and epigenetics
-the gift of self awareness
-the soul
-the mind
-keys to success
-gift of music
-brain health (SHIELD)
-auto-innate and auto-adaptive immune response

And much more!! Alright enough talking, lets get to the show.

Find More about Rudy:



Ted talk- Curing Alzheimer’s with Science and Song


Instagram - doesn’t really use it


Super Brain

Super Genes

and The Healing Self.


Mentioned in podcast:

Rudy’s music

Joe Perry, Francis Collins and Rudy Tanzi perform "The Times They Are A-Changin" on Capitol Hill



The Marvel Biome


Amylyx Pharmaceuticals


Cure alzheimers fund