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CNDR 2011 Marian S. Ware Research Retreat

CNDR 2011 Neurodegenerative Disease Research RetreatOctober 28, 2011
8:00am - 4:45pm
Biomedical Research Building 2/3 Auditorium
421 Curie Boulevard
University of Pennsylvania

This CNDR's Marian S. Ware Research Retreat focuses on aspects of neurodegenerative disease research conducted here at the Perelman School of Medicine and across the University of Pennsylvania. Scroll down below for a full agenda and registration information.

Event Information, Registration, Parking and Directions

To register to attend the retreat and/or present a poster, please click here.

For directions to Biomedical Research Building or BRB 2/3, click here. Information on parking is provided at the above link. You can also access parking information at www.business-services.upenn.edu/parking/index.html.

Agenda

The agenda for the day's proceedings is as follows:

8:00-8:30am Breakfast Buffet in the Auditorium Lobby (BRB 2/3)
8:30-8:45am

Opening Remarks - Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD, MBA
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research

 
8:45-9:20am

Speaker - Alice Chen-Plotkin, MD
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Talk: “TMEM106B: A new genetic risk factor for frontotemporal dementia”

 
9:20-9:45am

Speaker - Armen Moughamian
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Student in Dr. Erika Holzbaur's lab

Talk: “Neurodegenerative Mutations in Dynactin Disrupt the Initiation of Transport from the Distal Axon”

 
9:45-10:10am

Speaker - Kelvin Luk, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Research Associate, CNDR

Talk: “In vivo transmission and propagation of alpha-synuclein pathology”

 
10:10am BREAK
10:40-11:05am

Speaker - Stephanie A. Cross, BA
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Student in Dr. Kolson's lab

Talk: “Activation of the antioxidant response attenuates HIV replication and neurotoxin production in human macrophages”

 
11:05am-11:30am

Speaker - Alondra Schweizer Burguete, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Student in Dr. Nancy Bonini's lab

Talk: “Insight into the mechanisms of CAG-repeat RNA toxicity in polyQ expansion diseases”

 
11:30am-11:55am Speaker - Maria Armakola, BS
University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Student in Dr. Aaron Gitler's lab

Talk: “Inhibition of RNA lariat debranching enzyme suppresses TDP-43 toxicity in ALS disease models”
 
11:55am-2:00pm Lunch and Visit Posters
2:00pm-2:35pm

Speaker - Edward B. Lee, MD, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Neuropathology

Talk: "Metabolism and neurodegeneration: Who’s wagging the dog?”

 

2:35pm-3:00pm

Speaker - Fadia Ibrahim, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Zissimos Mourelatos' lab

Talk: TAF15: Knowns, unknowns, and implications in ALS pathogenesis”

 
3:00pm-4:00pm

Keynote Speaker - Don W. Cleveland, PhD
University of California at San Diego
Departmental Chair of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Neurosciences, and Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Member, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Talk: “TDP-43 Mediated Neurodegeneration in ALS”

 
4:00pm-4:45pm

Closing Remarks/Refreshments/Best Poster Award - Virginia M.-Y. Lee, PhD

Questions

Questions? Please call 215-662-4708.

Sponsored by the Training Program in Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases, NIH/NIA AG 00255, the Penn Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (AG 10124) and the Institute on Aging.