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CNDR 2013 Marian S. Ware Research Retreat

CNDR Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research 2013 Marian S. Ware Alzheimer Program Research RetreatOctober 25, 2013
8:00am - 5:30pm
Biomedical Research Building 2/3 Auditorium
421 Curie Boulevard
University of Pennsylvania

The CNDR 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. The 2013 retreat will discuss "Transmission of Neurodegenerative Disease Pathologies: New Insights into the Progression of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Related Disorders." 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

 
8:45-9:15am

Speaker - John Collinge, FRS
University College London
Professor of Neurology; Head, Department of Neurodegenerative Disease, and Director, MRC Prion Unit, UCL Institute of Neurology

Talk: “Prion Propagation and Neurotoxicity: Their Relationship and Wider Relevance”

 
9:15-9:45am

Speaker - Lary Walker, PhD
Emory University
Research Professor, Yerkes Center, and Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

Talk: “Seeded Induction and Trafficking of Aggregated Abeta”

 

 
9:45-10:15am

Speaker - Claudio Soto, PhD
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Professor of Neurology and Director, Mitchell Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Brain Disorders

Talk: “Prion-Like Transmission of Amyloid-Beta Pathology in Vivo”

 
10:15am BREAK
10:45-11:05am

Speaker - Eliezer Masliah. MD
University of California, San Diego
Professor of Neuroscience and Pathology

Talk: “Immuno-Therapeutical Approaches to Reduce Alpha-Synculein Transmission in Models of PD/DLB”

 
11:15am-11:30am

Speaker - Jing Guo, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR)
Postdoctoral Fellow

Talk: “Strains of Synthetic Alpha-Synuclein Fibrils Provide Insight into Heterogeneity of Synucleinopathies”

 
11:35am-11:55am Speaker - Dustin Covell, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR)
Postdoctoral Fellow

Talk: "An In Vitro and In Vivo Investigation of a Potential Species Barrier for Alpha-Synuclein Aggregation: Of Mice and Men"
 
11:55am-2:00pm Lunch and Visit Posters
2:00pm-2:35pm

Speaker - Jeffrey H. Kordower, PhD
Rush University Medical Center
The Jean Schweppe-Armour Professor of Neurological Sciences; Professor of Neurosurgery; Director, Research Center for Brain Repair, and Section Head, Neuroscience

Talk: "Transmission of Alpha Synuclein: Lessons Learned from Fetal Transplants and Animal Models”

 

2:30pm-2:50pm

Speaker - Michiyo Iba, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR)
Senior Research Investigator

Talk: “Transmission of Tauopathy: Revealed by Injection of Synthetic Tau Fibrils into Transgenic Mouse Brains”

 
2:50pm-3:20pm

Speaker - Michel Goedert, Ph
University of Cambridge, Neuroscience
Head, Division of Neurobiology

Talk: “Brain Homogenates from Human Tauopathies Induce Tau Inclusions in Mouse Brain”

 
3:20pm Panel Discussion Comparing Prions Versus Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
5:15pm

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

5:30pm Conclusion of the Annual Marian S. Ware Research Retreat

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.