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Oct
15
2020

Alzheimer's Disease Seminar Series with Robert Vassar, PhD

When: Thursday, October 15, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Lisa Rawlani   312.503.5767

Group: Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease (Mesulam Center)

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Robert J Vassar, PhD
Scientific Director of Behavioral Neurology in the Department of Neurology
Davee Professor of Alzheimer Research
Professor of Neurology (Behavioral Neurology) and Cell and Developmental Biology

 

Dr. Vassar's lab research focuses on molecular and cellular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease. In particular, we investigate the beta-secretase enzyme BACE1, which initiates the production of the beta-amyloid peptide that plays a central early role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's. We use a combination of biochemical, cell culture and animal model approaches to investigate the role of BACE1 in health and disease.

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