The department of neurology and psychiatry will host grand rounds in two different locations from 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3.
The neurology division lecture will be held in the SLU School of Medicine, 1402 So. Grand, Schwitalla Hall, lecture hall 1. The entrance is through the Learning Resource Center, 3544 Caroline Mall.
The neurology lecture, "Compliment and Multiple Sclerosis," will be given by Feng Lin, Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.
in was trained as an immunologist. Since 1997, Lin has been studying the role of complement and complement regulators in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases at Case Western Reserve University.
Recently, using different complement gene engineered mice, Lin and his colleagues discovered that complement components locally produced in the microenvironment, and not the complement components systemically produced in the liver, are important for T cell activation in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis(EAE), an animal model of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). These results reveal an unconventional role of complement in the pathogenesis of MS, suggesting that complement is a potential therapeutic target in MS treatment.
The psychiatry division lecture will be held Monteleone Hall, 1438 So. Grand Blvd., Classroom A. Entry to Monteleone Hall is through the double doors in the rear of the building.
The program, "Psychosis and Anti-psychotic Medications," will be presented by psychiatrist, Ravinder Goswami, M.D.