CNDR 2008 Annual Retreat
November 20, 2008
8:00am - 5:00pm
Biomedical Research Bldg. 2/3 Auditorium
421 Curie Boulevard
University of Pennsylvania
This year, the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR)'s Marian S. Ware Research Retreat will focus on "Genetics of Neurodegenerative Diseases."
Event Information and Registration
To register online to attend, click here.
Here is the agenda for the day's proceedings:
Opening Remarks - Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD
Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
Hakon Hakonarson, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Applied Genomics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
About Dr. Hakonarson's Research
Presentation: "Genetics of Complex Disease"
Michael Boehnke, PhD
Richard G. Cornell Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics Director, University of Michigan Center for Statistical Genetics and Genome Science Training Program
About Dr. Boehnke's Research
Presentation: "Genome-Wide Association Studies of Type 2 Diabetes and Related Traits"
Break and Visit Poster Session
Andrew Singleton, PhD
Senior Investigator and Chief, Molecular Genetics Section, National Institute on Aging, Laboratory of Neurogenetics
About Dr. Singleton's Research
Presentation: "PD Genetics - Finding Common Risk Loci and Understanding What They Do"
Vivianna Van Deerlin, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Director, Molecular Pathology Laboratory; Program Director, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Presentation: "Genetic Studies of TDP-43"
Lunch and Visit Poster Session
Gerard D. Schellenberg, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Presentation: "Approaches to the Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease"
Posters, Refreshments and "Best Poster" Award