Born in 1957, Dr. José Gazulla performed his medical studies at the University of Navarra, and received training in Neurology at the Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, in Santander (Spain). He worked at the Hospital General de Teruel and Hospital San Jorge, in Huesca, before joining the Service of Neurology of Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, in Zaragoza (Spain). His deployment as a general neurologist has not impaired his interest in the degenerative diseases of the nervous system, especially of the cerebellum, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Deeply interested in neurological semiology and pathophysiology, as well as in genetics, imaging and molecular biology of central and peripheral nervous system disorders, his interest in the field of degenerative ataxias became evident from arly in his professional career. As a result of this, a number of reports concerning the clinical manifestations, imaging, neurochemistry and harmacological treatment of the degenerative ataxias have been published, in collaboration with a small number of close collaborators.