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Mechanistic and Therapeutics Insights into C9orf72 FTD/ALS

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Monday, December 09, 2019
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Leonard Petrucelli; hosted by Al La Spada
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Duke Center for Neurodegeneration & Neurotherapeutics

Lunch reception at 12:30 PM. Part of the Duke Center for Neurodegeneration & Neurotherapeutics Seminar Series.

The Petrucelli lab is ushering in a new era of neurodegenerative disease research. Dr. Petrucelli's team has been at the forefront of research investigating the cellular mechanisms that cause neurodegeneration in diseases characterized by abnormal protein aggregation, such as Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In expanding upon his commitment to understanding the causes of such diseases, Dr. Petrucelli is now emphasizing translational research geared toward identifying and developing therapies for treatment and prevention.