2014 Chicago Symposium on Translational Neuroscience


"RNA Mechanisms in Neurodegenerative Disease"

May 2, 2014


The University of Chicago Medicine
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery (KCBD)
900 E 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
First Floor Auditorium (KCBD 1103)

Registration Deadline: April 15, 2014
Cost to Register: None
Breakfast & Lunch will be provided

Breakfast: 9:00am
On site Registration: 9:00am
Introductions: 10:00am

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2014 Speakers:

Aaron Gitler MD PhD

10:15am
Aaron Gitler PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics
Stanford University

Lecture Title: "RNA-Binding Proteins with Prion-Like Domains in Neurodegenerative Diseases"
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Laura Ranum PhD

11:00am
Laura Ranum PhD
Professor and Director of Center for NeuroGenetics
University of Florida

Lecture Title: "Repeat Associated non-ATG (RAN) Translation: Lessons from SCA8, DM and C9ORF72 ALS/FTD"
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Peter Todd MD PhD

1:00pm
Peter Todd MD PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Michigan

Lecture Title: "Unconventional Translation at CGG Repeats: Mechanisms, Meanings and Roles in Disease Pathogenesis"
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Charles Thornton MD

1:45pm
Charles Thornton MD
Saunders Family Distinguished Professor in Neuromuscular Research
University of Rochester

Lecture Title: "RNA as a Therapeutic Target in Myotonic Dystrophy"
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Adrian Krainer PhD

2:45pm
Adrian Krainer PhD
St. Giles Foundation Professor of Molecular Genetics
Program Chair, Cancer & Molecular Biology
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Lecture Title: "Antisense Splicing Modulation for Therapy and Modeling of CNS Disease"
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Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne MD PhD

3:30pm
Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne MD PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosciences
University of California, San Diego

Lecture Title: "Targeted Degradation of Sense and Antisense C9orf72 Transcripts as Therapy for ALS and FTD"
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Symposium Steering Committee:
Christopher M. Gomez MD PhD Christopher M. Gomez MD PhD
Albina Y. Surbis Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
Brian Popko PhD Brian Popko PhD
Professor and Associate Chair, Research
Department of Neurology
Raymnond Roos MD

Raymond P. Roos MD
Marjorie and Robert E. Straus Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology
The University of Chicago Medicine