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Marian Ware Retreat for Neurodegenerative Disease Research

The Marian S. Ware Annual Retreat of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) will be held on Monday, December 12, at the BRB II/III Auditorium. The retreat, organized by Dr. Virginia M. -Y. Lee, director of the CNDR, is open to students, postdoctoral fellows, researchers, clinicians and technical staff on campus and throughout the neuroscience research community. This year’s topic will be Current Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases with a keynote address by Dr. Huda Zoghbi, Baylor College of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Dr. Zoghbi’s presentation is New Insight into Pathogenesis of Polyglutamine Neurodegenerative Diseases. Presentations by Penn faculty and pre- and postdoctoral trainees include:

Epigenetic Regulation of Memory Storage and Synaptic Plasticity, Marcelo Wood, Ph.D.

Neuropathology of Frontotemporal Dementia with Ubiquitin-positive Inclusions, Deepak Sampathu

Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Strophy: Lessons from a Fly, J. Paul Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.

The Role of Rho Kinase in Preparing Spoptotic Vorpses for Phagocytosis, Kelly Orlando

What’s Glia Got To Do With It? The Role of Astrocytes in the Pathogenesis of Tauopathies, Mark Forman, M.D., Ph.D.

New Tools to Study miRNAs in Neurodegenerative Diseases, Pete Nelson, M.D, Ph.D.

The day-long retreat symposium will also feature a poster session. This symposium is supported by the Training Program in Age-Related Diseases (NIH/NIA) and the Penn Alzheimer’s Disease Center (NIH/NIA). A full program and registration forms are available at www.uphs.upenn.edu/cndr/Symposium/info.html or by calling (215) 662-4708; (215) 662-4474. The program will conclude with an award of a cash prize presented to the student or postdoctoral fellow with the “best poster.” There is no attendance fee, however, registration is required by November 29, 2005. 

 

 



 
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