Dialogue on Dementia: What the Early Stages and Related Diseases Teach Us
Event Date & TimeSeptember 13, 2018 at 5-6:30pm
LocationUT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, 4th Floor Mabee Conference Room, 7979 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78229
Join the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio as we bring expert physicians and scientists to you for a robust educational series called “Dialogue on Dementia”.
Learn and understand more about the multi facets of dementia including advanced related research and more patient-based discussion on the onset and advancement of dementia, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Topic: "Alzheimer's-What the Early Stages and Related Diseases Teach Us"
"Unraveling the Genetics of Mild Cognitive Impairment"
Presented by Alfredo Ramirez, M.D., Ph.D., division head of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Cologne at Cologne, Germany
"How Fruit Flies Help Us Understand Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease"
Presented by Joshua M. Shulman M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Molecular & Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine at Waco, Texas
Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided.
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About the Speaker(s)
Alfredo Ramirez, M.D., Ph.D., division head of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Cologne at Cologne, Germany, leads research focusing on the genetics and epigenetics of complex neurodegenerative diseases. Research studies have laid the groundwork for research on genetics and epigenetics of prodromal Alzheimer’s disease dementia and its progression by establishing strong ties with other research groups working on genetics and functional genomics of Alzheimer’s disease. The collaborative research activities were pivotal for recruitment of a large longitudinal sample of patients at-risk for an Alzheimer’s disease dementia, namely mild cognitive impairment patients. In 2016, his group expanded research interest into the molecular biology of genes involved in neurodegeneration.
Joshua M. Shulman M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Molecular & Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine at Waco, Texas and Investigator in the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital, received an A.B. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College, and his Ph.D. in Genetics from Cambridge University. He subsequently studied at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his M.D., and completed his neurology residency and fellowship training at the Brigham & Women's Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Shulman's research focuses on understanding the genetic architecture and pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer's disease, integrating genetic studies in human subjects with functional investigation in experimental animal models.