The Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics is excited to host Dr. Gerold Schmitt-Ulms for this month’s Speaker Series on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 11.30am to 12.30pm EST. Please join us and forward along!
Topic: From protein function to therapy: targeting sodium-potassium pumps for the treatment of prion diseases and Alzheimer’s disease
Speaker: Dr. Gerold Schmitt-Ulms studied biochemistry and genetics at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He obtained his PhD at the Max-Planck Unit for Structural Molecular Biology, Hamburg, investigating molecular interactions in Alzheimer’s disease under supervision of Dr. Eckhard Mandelkow. In 1999, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Stanley Prusiner, University of California San Francisco, to complement his training with the study of prion diseases. Since 2003, he has been a graduate faculty member within the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto, working at the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases. His research focuses on Alzheimer’s disease, prion disorders and related dementias. More specifically, his group studies how disease perturbs the physiological function and molecular interactions of proteins known to cause inherited forms of these dementias. The overarching objective of this work is to derive mechanism-based early diagnostics and disease interventions.
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