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Director of Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative gives Conway Lecture

Director of Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative gives Conway Lecture


(opens in a new window)Dr Serge Przedborski, Director of the Columbia University Translational Neuroscience Initiative in New York and recently appointed Adjunct Professor at UCD will be giving a Conway Class Lecture on ‘Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a motor neuron disease with a astrocytopathic twist’. The talk will be held on Zoom at 12 noon on the 24th November 2020.

Dr Serge Przedborski Research Biography

For more than two decades, my research focused on neurobiology of disease to gain insights into how and why specific subsets of neurons degenerate in neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). Specifically, my research has used a combination of in vivo and in vitro experimental models of PD to determine the contribution of both cell autonomous and non-cell autonomous mechanisms of neuronal death.

I have a broad background in neuropathology, pharmacology, and in cellular and molecular biology, with specific training and expertise in key research areas of the neurobiology of disease. I have a long-standing interest and a strong track record in pre-clinical research. I have used a broad range of motor behavioral paradigms and have extensive experience in a host of neuropathological methods and staining techniques. I have consistently used these methods to assess the effect of both neurotoxins and gene mutations on mouse nervous system both from functional and morphological standpoints. Furthermore, as PI or co-Investigator on several previous NIH and university funded grants, I have experience in successfully administering research projects (e.g. staffing, research compliance, budgeting), promoting collaboration with other researchers, and in producing significant peer-reviewed publications from each project.

As Director of the Motor Neuron Center and the Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative, I have ample experience in leading multidisciplinary, multi-departmental research groups. In addition, my commitment to successful mentorship is evidenced by numerous graduate students and post-doctoral scientists in my laboratory who were able to find attractive positions after their training.

Join Zoom Meeting: (opens in a new window)https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/6085310865

Meeting ID: 608 531 0865

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