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UPCOMING WEBINAR: August 6 :  Genetic Diversity in Mouse Models & Alzheimer’s Precision Medicine with Catherine Kaczorowski

Jul 8
2019

UPCOMING WEBINAR: August 6 : Genetic Diversity in Mouse Models & Alzheimer’s Precision Medicine with Catherine Kaczorowski View MoreBACK

 

As Coordinating Center of the Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging program of the NIA, AFAR is pleased to host:

 

 

WEBINAR:

Incorporating Genetic Diversity in Mouse Models and the
Potential for Precision-Medicine for Alzheimer’s

 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

2-3pm Eastern (11am-12pm Pacific)

 

Catherine Kaczorowski, PhD of the Nathan Shock Center at the Jackson Lab has recently found that incorporating genetic diversity into modeling Alzheimer’s disease in mice resulted in greater overlap with the genetic, molecular, and clinical features of this pervasive human disease. This is the first study to show that you can replicate many of the molecular features of Alzheimer’s disease by interrogating diverse mouse models. Dr. Kaczorowski’s study was conducted with support from the NIA-supported open-science research consortia, the Resilience AD program, as well as grants from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and the Bright Focus Foundation.

In this free, one-hour webinar, Dr. Kaczorowski will explain her study’s core findings and explore how the study points to a strategy for better use of mouse models for precision medicine research—both basic and translational—for Alzheimer’s disease.

A Q&A, facilitated by Steven N. Austad, PhD—Co-Principal Investigator of the Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center and Director of the Nathan Shock Center at the University of Alabama Birmingham—will follow Dr. Kaczorowski’s presentation.


For more information and to RSVP, click here.

 





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