CDR Seminars

Virtual Seminar April 26th 2021

Carla Nasca, PhD - "Novel Mechanisms of epigenetic regulation in stress and main CNS diseases: Crosstalk between mitochondria and cell nuclei" - The Rockefeller University, NY

Upcoming Seminars in 2021 have been postponed due to COVID

D.Allan Butterfield, PhD - "Amyloid beta-peptide, brain lipid peroxidation and Alzheimer disease: Focus on the intersection of HNE-bound proteins, glucose dysmetabolism, altered proteostasis network, and neuronal death" -University of Kentucky, KY

Thomas Kukar, PhD - "Lysosomal dysfunction in Frontotemporal Dementia: New insights into Progranulin biology and therapeutic strategies" - Emory University, GA

Victor Luna, PhD - "Hippocampal Neurogenesis and aging related cognitive decline" - Columbia University, NY

Li Gan, PhD - "Target proteostasis and microglia in tauopathy" - Weill Cornell Medicine, NY

Virgil Muresan, PhD - "New aspects of APP and Tau Biology: Relevance to Alzheimer's disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis" Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NJ

George Perry, PhD - University of Texas at San Antonio

Frederick Maxfield, PhD - "Lysosomal digestion of amyloid A-beta" Weill Cornell Medical College

Yadong Huang, PhD - "ApoE4 and Alzheimer's Disease: Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies" Gladstone Institute, USCF

Seminars 2020

Jan 23rd - Thomas Foster, PhD - "The Senescent Synapse: from the Membrane to the Nucleus" University of Florida" FL

Sept 10th - Catia Teixeira, PhD - "Early-life environmental factors regulating the serotonergic system - Impact on the dopaminergic system and motivation" Nathan Kline Institute, NY


Past Seminars

The Center for Dementia Research presents Neuroscience seminars which highlights research by experts in this field. Seminars are held during the academic year. See below for the list of past presentations.

Fall Seminars 2019

Sept 19th - Jie Shen PhD - "Presenilin and APP in familial Alzheimer's disease"" Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Sept 26th - Phillip De Jager MD, PhD - " Deconstructing the molecular networks of the aging brain" Columbia University Medical Center, NY

Oct 3rd - Victor Faundez MD, PhD - " Systems biology of rare Neurological disorders" Emory University, GA

Oct 31st - Michelle Ehrlich MD - "Experimental preclinical validation of targets derived from the the NIA accelerating medicines partnership-Alzheimer's Disease Project" Ichan School of Medicine Mount Sinai, NY

Nov 21st - Daniel Nicholson PhD - "Synaptic and dendritic mechanisms of brain dysfunction in cognitive aging and Alzheimer's disease" Rush University, Chicago, IL

Winter Seminars 2019

Jan 10th - Cristina Alberini PhD - "The role of IGF-2 in memory and neuropsychiatric diseases" New York University, New York

Jan 17th - Panagiotis Roussos MD, PhD - "Big Data Analysis and Genetic Liability to Neuropsychiatric Disease" Icahn School Of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York

Jan 31st - Zhe Chen PhD - "Dissecting neural mechanisms of evoked and Spontaneous pain: An multidisciplinary approach" New York University, New York

Feb 28th - Shane Liddelow PhD "What do reactive astrocytes do ?"- New York University, New York

Spring Seminars 2019

Mar 21st - Kostantin Dobrenis PhD - "Perspectives on Treatment of Neurologic Lysosomal Storage Diseases" Albert Einstein College of Medicine

May 2nd - Michael Strong MD - "Pathologic tau protein metabolism in ALS" Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Ontario, Canada

May 30th - Neil J MacLusky PhD- "Neuroprotective Effects of Androgen Metabolites-are they the basis for sex differences in the incidence of Alzheimer's Disease? University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Seminars 2018

Sept 20th - Qian Cai MD, PhD- "Axonal Transport and Autophagy-Lysosomal Regulation in Alzheimer's Disease" Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Oct 18th - Philip Wong PhD - "Targeting TDP-43 Splicing Repression for Neurodegenerative Disease" John Hopkins School of Medicine

Oct 25th - Wenquan Zou, MD, PhD - "Skin misfolded proteins and neurodegenerative diseases" Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

2017 -2018

Sept 7th - Fei Liu PhD - Role of Dyrk1A in Tau Pathogenesis, Institute Of Basic Research Staten Island

Oct 19th - Tsuneya Ikezu MD, PhD "Recent progress in microglia and exosome mediated progression of Alzheimer's disease", Boston University School Of Medicine.

Nov 16th - Shawn Ferguson PhD - "Lysosme function, Dysfunction and Neurodegenerative Disease", Yale University School of Medicine

Nov 30th - Keith Vossel MD - "Epileptic activity in Alzheimer's Disease: Causes and Clinical Relevance, University Of Minnesota.

Jan 18th - Khalil Saadipor PhD "Pathological consequences of p75 neurotrophin receptor expression in the brain”, New York University School Of Medicine

Feb 22nd - Ottavio Arancio MD, PhD -" Rearranging the puzzle: a new view on Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis", Columbia University

April 5th - Arjun Masurkar MD, PhD - "Hippocampal CA1 circuit heterogeneity through space and time", New York University School Of Medicine

April 26th - Jayeeta Basu PhD - "Circuit Mechanisms underlying plasticity of Hippocampal representations", New York University School Of Medicine

May 24th - Carmela Abraham PhD - "The aging suppressor and cognitive enhancer klotho: A novel therapeutic target for Neurodegenerative diseases", Boston University School of Medicine

May 31st - George Huntley PhD - "Early and persistent effects of Parkinson's Disease-linked LRRK2-G2019S mutation on striatal synaptic circuit function and plasticity", Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

June 21st - Javier Pancheco-Quinto PhD - " New insights on Alzheimer’s disease; lessons from Aβ catabolism", Biomedical Research Institute of New Jersey

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