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Honorary Guest Speaker

Disruption of RNA metabolism in neurodegenerative diseases and emerging therapeutic strategies

Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne, MD, PhDClotilde Lagier-Tourenne, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is a member of the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Mass General and an associate member at the Broad Institute. She has served on the NEALS Scientific Advisory Board since 2016. She trained as a medical geneticist in France and at Columbia University. After a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Don Cleveland, she became Assistant Professor at UCSD in 2013 and moved to the Massachusetts General Hospital in 2015. She received the Alphonse Laveran Prize, the Milton-Safenowitz Fellowship, the MDA Career Development and Frick Foundation Awards, the 6th International Paulo Gontijo Award in Medicine, the 4th annual Jenny S. Henkel Lectureship, the 2019 Lisa S. Krivickas Lectureship, and the 2017 Grass Foundation – American Neurological Association Award in Neuroscience. She is the recipient of the Healey Family ALS Endowed Chair for Research.

Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne’s laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms driving neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Huntington’s disease.