The departments of neurology and psychiatry, biochemistry and molecular biology, pharmacological and physiological science and Center for Excellence in Neuroscience will sponsor a Brain Awareness Week Symposium from 1:30-5 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in Schwitalla Hall, lecture hall 3, 1402 So Grand Blvd.
The Brain Awareness Symposium will feature three speakers: Marc Diamond, M.D., associate professor of neurology at Washington University in St. Louis; Robert Miller, Ph.D., professor in the department of neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; and Michael Sofroniew, M.D., Ph.D. professor of neurobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Each will speak about one of the major types of cells found in brain.
Diamond will present his research on Tau proteins that are found in neurons and play a role in neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Miller will talk about the regulation of formation and degradation of oligodendrocytes.
Sofroniew will discuss the role of astrocytes in spinal cord injury.
Please note: The 8 a.m. neurology and psychiatry Grand Rounds will NOT be presented in the morning on THIS DATE ONLY.
Neuroscience Research: The Road to Clinical Breakthroughs
Thursday, March 10
Propagation of Protein Misfolding in Tauopathy
Marc Diamond, M.D.
David Clayson, associate professor
Department of Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Mo.
Cellular and Molecular Regulation of CNS Myelination and Remyelination
Robert Miller, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurosciences
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Dissecting the Biology of Reactive Astrogliosis and Glial Scar Formation
Michael Sofroniew, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurobiology
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Calif.
Schwitalla Hall, Lecture Hall 3
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
1402 South Grand Blvd.
No reservations required,
CME credit offered, call 314-977-4800