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Humanities & Neuroscience

Cell Biology of Neurodegeneration

Organizers: Francesca Bartolini (Columbia) and Frank Polleux (Columbia)

This Symposium will tackle some of the cellular mechanisms that go awry in neurodegenerative diseases, with special emphasis on how innovative cell biological approaches promise to decipher the pathogenetic events underlying these devastating conditions.


9:00 – 9:45 am Registration/Breakfast/Poster Set-up

9:45 – 9:55 am Welcome and Overview (Francesca Bartolini)

10:00 – 10:30 am Dr. Subhoijt Roy, MD, PhD (UW Medical Foundation Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Director, Neuropathology Core, Wisconsin Alzheimer's center)

10:35 – 11:05 am Dr. Casper Hoogenraad, PhD (Senior Director and Staff Scientist in the Neuroscience Dept., Genentech)

11:10 – 11:30 am Coffee Break

11:35 – 12:05 pm Dr. Victoria Bolotina, PhD (Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics, Boston University; Director, the Affinity Research Collaborative Program (ARC) on Calcium Homeostasis in Health and Disease, Boston University)

12:10 – 12:30 pm graduate speaker (Bartolini’s Lab)

12:35 – 1:35 pm Break

1:40 – 2:10 pm Dr. Erika Holzbaur, PhD (William Maul Measey Professor, Dept of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania)

2:40 – 3:10 pm Dr. Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD (Professor and Co-director of the Institute for Aging Studies, Einstein College)

3:15 – 3:35 pm graduate speaker (Polleux’s Lab)

3:40 – 4:55 pm Afternoon Break/Posters

5:00 – 5:10 pm Intro to Keynote Speaker and Concluding Remarks (Franck Polleux)

5:15 – 6:00 pm Dr. Pietro De Camilli, M.D. (John Klingenstein Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Cell Biology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Chair, Dept. of Neuroscience, Yale University; Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair (CNNR); President, American Society for Cell Biology)

6:05 – 7:00 pm Closing Reception

Event Date 
Tue, Nov 27, 2018, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm