CHALLENGING NEURODEGENERATION SYMPOSIUM

Program

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - CHALLENGING NEURODEGENERATION SYMPOSIUM - Program

Program


April 9th, 2021

(all times in PST)

9:00 am – 9:45 am: Welcome and “The Path to Defeating Degeneration” – Dr. Ryann Watts (Denali Therapeutics)
9:45 am – 10:20 am: Trainee Talks – Session 1
10:20 am – 10:40 am: Break
10:40 am – 11:25 am: “Unraveling Neurodegeneration: It’s Just a Matter of Time?” – Dr. Paula Desplats (UC San Diego)
11:25 am – 12:00 pm: Trainee Talks – Session 2
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm: “Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier with the Transport Vehicle for Delivering Therapeutics to the CNS” – Dr. Joy Zuchero (Denali Therapeutics)
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm: Lunch
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm: Breakout Rooms/Small Group Discussions*
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm: “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis—A Window to Real-Time Neuropathology in Vivo and Molecular Mechanisms” – Dr. John Ravits (UC San Diego)
3:30 pm – 4:05 pm: Trainee Talks – Session 3
4:05 pm – 4:50 pm: “Microglia Specific Enhancers in Alzheimer’s Disease” – Dr. Nicole Coufal (UC San Diego)
4:50 pm – 5:00 pm: Closing Remarks

*Breakout Rooms (1:45-2:45pm PT)
“Bridging the Gap between the Clinic/Clinical Research and Basic Research” – Dr. John Ravits
“What to do after Your PhD/Post-doc? Academic versus Industry Pathways” – Dr. Joy Zuchero
“Building the Neurodegeneration Research Community in San Diego” – Led by Organizers (will focus on feedback/suggestions for how to move forward with goal of building ND community between institutions in SD, e.g Journal club)