Cracking the Brain's Mysteries: Novel Strategies to Cure Neurodegenerative Diseases


Location: Jordan Hall of Science - Room 101 (View on map )

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.

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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!