Spring Symposium

2014 Spring Symposium (flyer attached)

Do Neurodegenerative diseases have an infectious cause?

April 25th, 2014 9:00am-5:30pm; Amphitheater of Rackham Building

Byron Caughey, PhD

Chief, TSE/Propm Biochemistry Section

Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

"Prions and the transmissibility of protein unfolding"

9:30am

 

Innovation Award Winner Talks

10:15am

 

Virginia M.Y. Lee, PhD

John H. Ware Professor in Alzheimer's Research

Pathology and Laboratory medicine

University of Pennsylvania

"Transmission of alpha-synuclein in Parkinson's disease: implication for therapy"

11:00am

 

Marc Diamond, M.D..

David Clayson Professor of Neurology

Washington University at St. Louis

"Tau as a Prion: what does this mean for diagnosis and therapy of neurodegenerative disease"

2:00pm

 

Innovation Award Winner Talks

2:45pm

 

William Seeley, M.D..

Associate Professor of Neurology

Director, Neurodegenerative Disease Brain Bank

University of California San Francisco

"Network-based neurodegeneration"

3:30pm

 

Previous Spring Symposium Speakers include:

2013: Dr. R. Clay Reid, Dr. Stephen Smith, Dr. Jeff Lichtman

2012: Dr. Kristen Harris, Ph.D., Dr. Martha Constantine-Paton, Ph.D., Dr. Larry Abbott, Ph.D., and Dr. Loren Frank, Ph.D.

2011: Dr. Li-Huei Tsai, Ph.D., Dr. Kelsey Martin, M.D.., Ph.D., Dr. Rachel Wilson, Ph.D., and Dr. Massimo Scanziani, Ph.D.

2010: Dr. Athina Markou, Ph.D., Dr. Cristina Alberini, Ph.D., and Dr. Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D.

2009: Dr. Mitchell Roitman, Ph.D., Dr. Antonello Bonci, M.D., and Dr. David Amaral, Ph.D.

 

 

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