Translational Research in Lewy Body Disorders

Translational Research in Lewy Body Disorders

Streaming video of event

The Penn Udall Center for Parkinson's Research held its first event on April 29, 2008 from 9am to 3pm in BRB 2/3 Auditorium at 421 Curie Boulevard on Penn's campus.

"Translational Research in Lewy Body Disorders" brought together movement disorder physicians and researchers in cognition and neuropsychiatry from across the Penn School of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania Health System

This scientific meeting was free and open to the public. Breakout sessions was held in the afternoon to further discuss the science presented in the morning's lectures and presentations.


Streaming video is available for this event. You will need Real Player to view the video. You can download the program at

Video is available in two segments: 1) Opening Remarks through Dr. Kim's presentation, and 2) Dr. Gitler's presentation through to Dr. Taylor's presentation.

9:00am - 9:15am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

John Q. Trojanowski, PhD, MD
Director, Penn Udall Center for Parkinson's Disease Research
Director, Institute on Aging
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  Presentations from Penn researchers:

9:15am - 9:45am

Howard Hurtig, MD
Department of Neurology
Penn School of Medicine

“The Dementia of Lewy Body Diseases”

9:45am - 10:15am

Junhyong Kim, PhD
Department of Biology and Penn Center for Bioinformatics
Penn School of Medicine

"Computational Challenges of Genome-wide Association Studies with Applications to Parkinson Disease Mapping"

10:45am - 11:15am

Aaron Gitler, PhD
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Penn School of Medicine

"Beer and Bread To Brains and Beyond: Can Yeast Cells Teach Us about Neurodegenerative Disease?"

11:15am - 11:45am

Andrew Newberg, MD
Department of Radiology
Penn School of Medicine

"Functional Brain Imaging in Parkinson's Disease"

11:45am - 12:15pm

J. Paul Taylor, PhD, MD
Department of Neurology
Penn School of Medicine

"HDAC6 at the intersection of autophagy, the ubiquitin-proteasome system and neurodegeneration"



1:15pm - 2:30pm

Breakout Sessions:

Basic science discussion
Moderated by: Benoit Giasson, PhD
Department of Pharmacology, Penn School of Medicine

Translational discussion
Moderated by: John Duda, MD
Department of Neurology and Philadelphia VA Medical Center Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC)

Clinical discussion
Moderated by: Dan Weintraub, MD
Department of Psychiatry, PennSchool of Medicine

Patient and Caregiver discussion
Moderated by: Andrew Siderowf, MD
Department of Neurology, Penn School of Medicine

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Group Discussion and Review

Let us know you'll be attending...
To register to attend, email or call 215-898-3163.