Events / Genetics Special Seminar

Genetics Special Seminar

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, 520 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Aaron Gitler, PhD
Department of Genetics
Stanford University

Department of Genetics

25th Donald C. Shreffler Memorial Lecture

Expanding mechanisms and therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative disease

Hosted by:  Dr. Jeffrey Milbrandt
In-person only:  Connor Auditorium (FLTC)

Talk abstract:  Human neurodegenerative diseases are associated with the accumulation of protein aggregates. I will describe recent efforts using genetic modifier screens in model systems and human genetics to define the mechanisms by which misfolded human disease proteins contribute to neurodegeneration. These studies have revealed new targets for therapeutic intervention.