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Neurology Seminar Series

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    Who:            Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Clinicians, Medical Students

    When:          Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST

    Where:        AS7-2072 and via Zoom (link information to be provided later)        




June 11, 2024


Eleftherios Paschalis
 Harvard Medical School 

June 2024 - Neurology Seminar Series

Crystallin γS: A novel neuroprotective molecule expressed by microglia and engrafted monocytes in response to retinal pathology

Eleftherios Paschalis, PhD

Eleftherios Paschalis, PhD

Dr. Paschalis, PhD, is an assistant professor of ophthalmology and director of Boston Keratoprosthesis Research, Development, and Regulatory Affairs

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary & Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School

This event is hosted by: Kevin Houston, OD

May 2024 - Neurology Seminar Series

Regulation of CNS inflammation by astrocytes

Francisco J. Quintana, PhD

Francisco J. Quintana, PhD

Dr. Quintala is a professor of Neurology, and the Kuchroo Weiner Distinguished Professor of Neuroimmunology at the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is an associate member of The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.

This event is hosted by: Jean Pierre Schatzmann Peron, PhD

2024 April Neurology Seminar Series

Biomarkers in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Eric McDade, DO, professor at Washington University School of Medicine

presented by: Eric McDade, DO, professor of neurology, Co-Director of the Knight Family Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trial Unit (DIAN-TU), and Director of the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Expanded Registry (DIAN-TU) at Washington University School of Medicine.

Presentation Host: Robert H. Brown Jr., MD, DPhil

April 2024 - Neurology Seminar

Using iPSC to understand the role of pesticides in sporadic ALS

Alison O'Neil, PhD

Using iPSC to understand the role of pesticides in sporadic ALS

Alison O'Neil, PhD, assistant professor in the chemistry department of the Neuroscience and Behavior Program at the College of Integrated Sciences, Wesleyan University

This program is hosted by: Daryl Bosco, PhD

February 2024 Neurology Seminar - Special Seminar Series

Keith Vossel, MD, MSc

Seizure Disorders in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Presented by Keith Vossel, MD, MSc, professor of neurology at UCLA. Dr. Vossell is the director of the Katherine and Benjamin Kagan Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment Development Program, the Alzheimer’s Program, and the Dementia and Memory Disorders Clinic at UCLA. He is the center director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Care, UCLA

The presentation host is: Robert H. Brown, MD, Phil

February 2024 Neurology Seminar Series

Evangelos Kiskinis, PhD

Using iPSC models to refine TDP-43 dependent disease mechanisms and therapeutic approaches in ALS

presented by: Evangelos Kiskinis, PhD, associate professor of neurology and neuroscience, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago. 

Program Host: John Landers, PhD

January 2024 Neurology Seminar Series

Andrew Berglund, PhD

Mis-splicing in repeat expansion diseases and development of potential therapeutics

Andrew Berglund, PhD, Empire Professor of Innovation, Director of the RNA Institute, University at Albany, State University of New York

hosted by: Lawrence Hayward, MD, PhD

Click here to view the flyer

October 2023 Neurology Seminar Series

Bridgett Van Zundert, presenter

Quest to identify critical pathological mechanisms in ALS astrocytes for advancing diagnostic and therapeutic efforts.

Bridgette van Zundert, PhD, adjunct professor at UMass Chan Medical School, and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago, Chili

.October seminar series flyer by Bridgette van Zundert, PhD

Rachael Sirianni, PhD

Targeting drug delivery to the CNS: mechanisms, challenges, and opportunities

Rachael Sirianni, PhD, professor, and vice chair, of research in neurosurgery.

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September 2023 Neurology Seminar Series

Jean Pierre Schatzmann Peron, PhD

Zika virus modulates miRNAs targeting immunoregulatory and neurodevelopmental genes in astrocytes

JeanPierre Schatzmann Peron, PhD, associate professor in neurology, and principal investigator of the Neuroimmune Interactions Laboratory.

August 2023 Neurology Seminar Series

Dr. Alessandro dos Santos Faria

Cytotoxic Behavior of Encephalitogenic CD4 Cells

Alessandro dos Santos Faria, PhD, associate professor of genetics, microbiology, and immunology and Vice Dean of the Institute of Biosciences. UNICAMP – Brazil

Dr. Pedro M. Moraes-Vieira

Metabolic Adaptation of Myeloid Cells: from COVID-19 to Brain Diseases

Pedro M. Moraes-Vieira, PhD, associate professor of genetics, microbiology, and immunology, UNICAMP – Brazil

Click here to view the August 2023 seminar flyer

April 2023 Neurology Seminar Series


The ATXN2 RNA/protein complex: a role in more than just cerebellar degeneration, April 28, 2023

Chair, Stephen Pulst, MD, professor of neurology at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

For more information, click here to review the seminar flyer

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Brain Repair After Stroke, April 27, 2023

Steven Cramer, MD, professor, Susan and David Wilstein Chair in Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA. and medical director of Research, California Rehabilitation Institute

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March 2023 Neurology Seminar Series

Myriam Heiman, PhD

Single-cell dissection of the human motor and prefrontal cortices in ALS and FTLD

Myriam Heiman, PhD, associate professor of Brain and cognitive sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

February 2023 Neurology Seminar Series

Aparna Bhaduri

Understanding Cell Types in the Developing Human Brain and Glioblastoma

Aparna Bhaduri, PhD, associate professor of biological chemistry at the University of California in Los Angeles.

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