Kevin Vaughan, Ph.D.
Rare neurological diseases represent a unique challenge for scientists because neurons are notoriously difficult to study, and our understanding of basic neurobiology is incomplete. Using Niemann Pick Type C (NPC) disease as an example, universal mechanisms of neuronal loss can be revealed that suggest fundamentally-new strategies to curing disease. These new insights provide hope for a panel of lysosomal storage diseases that lack an effective therapy or cure.
For more information, visit https://science.nd.edu/events/lectures/ses/
Join us before the talk in the Museum of Biodiversity, Jordan Hall of Science (across from Jordan 101) from 9-11 a.m. to check out the specimens in the museum!