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CNDR 2016 Marian S. Ware Research Retreat

"Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease Drug Discovery"

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
8:30am - 4:30pm
Biomedical Research Building II/III Auditorium
421 Curie Boulevard | University of Pennsylvania

See the event recap here! 

2016 Retreat Agenda

8:30 AM                                                 


9:00 AM            

Opening Remarks: Kurt Brunden
Director, CNDR Drug Discovery and Research Professor,
Perelman School of Medicine

9:10 AM

David Holtzman
Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and Chairman of Neurology and Associate Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine
"Effects of anti-Tau antibodies on Tau Metabolism and Pathology"

9:50 AM

Richard Ransohoff
Vice President and Senior Research Fellow, Biogen, Inc.
"Neuroimmunology Meets Neurodegeneration in Biogen's Research Programs"

10:50 AM          

Kurt Brunden
Director of CNDR Drug Discovery and Research Professor
"CNDR AD Drug Discovery: from plaques to tangles"

11:30 AM

Jane Kovalevich
Postdoctoral Fellow, CNDR
"Novel Microtubule-Stabilizing Agents for AD and Related Tauopathies"

11:50 AM

Garrett Gibbons
Postdoctoral Fellow, CNDR
"Unique Tau Monoclonal Antibodies"

2:00 PM

Jing Guo
Postdoctoral Fellow, CNDR
"Novel Mouse Models of Tau Pathology to Facilitate Drug Candidate Testing"

2:20 PM

Laura Volpicelli-Daley
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Alabama, Birmingham
"LRRK2 Inhibitors as Potential Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics"

3:00 PM

Richard Karpowicz
Postdoctoral Fellow, CNDR
"High-Throughput Screening for Inhibitors of a-Synuclein Inclusions"

3:20 PM

Michael Henderson
Postdoctoral Fellow, CNDR
"a-Synuclein Immunotherapy"

3:40 PM Mark Forman
Executive Director, Translational Medicine, Merck & Co., Inc.
‚Äč"BACE1 Inhibitors for Alzheimer's Disease: the MK-8931 Program"
4:20 PM Closing Remarks & Best Poster Award: Kurt Brunden 


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Parking and Directions

For directions to Biomedical Research Building or BRB 2/3, click here.
You can also access parking information at Penn Parking Services.

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Questions? Please contact Kevin Davies at 215-662-4474 or

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.

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