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
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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