Mahlon Delong, Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Laureate, Passes Away

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation is deeply saddened by the passing of Mahlon DeLong, 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences laureate for groundbreaking work on Parkinson’s disease. His characterization of malfunctioning circuits in the brain led to both a new understanding of the disease and treatments that impacted the lives of numerous patients. All our condolences to his wife Mary, children and grandchildren, friends and colleagues.