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Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research Symposium
September 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The 3rd Annual University of Michigan Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research Symposium will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 9 am – 12 pm in the Kahn Auditorium, Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
A luncheon will follow the symposium.
The symposium will be headlined by the internationally recognized researcher Joshua Dudman, PhD, Group Leader at the Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Ashburn, Virginia. His talk title is Basal ganglia circuits for the vigorous pursuit of reward.
Preceding Dr. Dudman’s keynote address, there will be talks from a variety of researchers from University of Michigan and Michigan State University pursuing research on PD and related diseases.
· Fibril seeded synucleinopathy: From aggregation to degeneration
· CRISPR mediated knock-out of Parkinson’s disease related genes in the rat substantia nigra
· PET imaging of neurodegenerative disorders: New approaches and targets
· Using high density interfaces to the nervous system for the restoration of hand function
· Beyond the relay towards pathway-specific optogenetics in the motor thalamus
There is no cost to attend; registration is required: Register online: https://udall.eventbrite.com.