Jun
5
Fri
Facebook LIVE Q&A: Why are animal models used to study Alzheimer’s disease? @ www.facebook.com/UCIrvineMIND
Jun 5 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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About the Speaker:

Frank LaFerla, PhD is the Dean of Biological Sciences and a Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at UCI.  He is the Director of UCI MIND’s NIH-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Dr. LaFerla’s research focuses on understanding the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia.  His scholarly work has had a global influence on the field, as some of the models he has generated have been distributed to over 150+ researchers in more than 20 countries throughout the world; he has published over 200 original peer-reviewed articles and has been listed among the top 1% cited researchers in his field.  He has received several honors for his research accomplishments including the Ruth Salta Junior Investigator Achievement Award from the American Health Assistance Foundation, Zenith Fellows Award from the Alzheimer’s Association, Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Research Award, Promising Work Award from the Metropolitan Life Foundation for Medical Research, and was elected as a Fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Neurological Association.

Jul
10
Fri
Facebook LIVE Q&A: How does exercise (or lack thereof) impact the brain? @ www.facebook.com/UCIrvineMIND
Jul 10 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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About the Speaker:

Nicole Berchtold, PhD completed doctoral and postdoctoral training with Dr. Carl Cotman at UCI and now serves a senior researcher at UCI MIND, continuing her collaboration with Dr. Cotman. She has spent nearly two decades studying how exercise improves brain health and function and elucidating the molecular changes that underly the benefits of exercise on the brain. She is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed articles and 5 book chapters in the field of exercise and brain aging.

Aug
21
Fri
Facebook LIVE Q&A: Do all people with Down syndrome get Alzheimer’s disease? @ www.facebook.com/UCIrvineMIND
Aug 21 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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About the Speaker:

Eric Doran leads UCI MIND’s Down Syndrome Program with Drs. Ira Lott and Elizabeth Head. He holds a master degree in genetic counseling and has worked with people with Down syndrome of all ages since 2001. He has published numerous important research findings on the unique link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.

Sep
4
Fri
Facebook LIVE Q&A: What role do immune cells play in Alzheimer’s disease? @ www.facebook.com/UCIrvineMIND
Sep 4 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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About the Speaker:

Lindsay Hohsfield, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Kim Green at UCI MIND. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2007 with a BA in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. She then received an NIH Postbaccalaureate IRTA and worked in the TSE/Prion Cell Biology Section at the NIAID Rocky Mountain Laboratories until 2009. Following this, Dr. Hohsfield was awarded a Fulbright grant to pursue Alzheimer’s research in Austria. She stayed on to continue her research and graduated from the Medical University of Innsbruck in 2014 with a PhD in Neuroscience. At UC Irvine, Lindsay continues her work on Alzheimer’s disease trying to better understand how the immune system plays a role in neurodegenerative diseases.

Sep
10
Thu
31st Annual SoCal Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference
Sep 10 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Save the date! Details will be announced in the coming months.

Oct
2
Fri
Facebook LIVE Q&A: Can you change your genes and risk for brain diseases? @ www.facebook.com/UCIrvineMIND
Oct 2 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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About the Speaker:

Marcelo Wood, PhD is Chancellor’s Fellow and Chair of Neurobiology and Behavior in the UCI School of Biological Sciences. Dr. Wood received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder. From there he changed fields to study the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer biology at Princeton University, where he received his PhD. His graduate work focused on epigenetic mechanisms of cancer biology. He then switched fields again to study the role of epigenetic mechanisms underlying long-term memory. His lab currently focuses on the role epigenetic mechanisms involved in synaptic plasticity, normal long-term memory processes, memory processes associated with drugs of abuse, and age-related memory impairments.

Nov
6
Fri
Facebook LIVE Q&A: How does heart health impact the brain? @ www.facebook.com/UCIrvineMIND
Nov 6 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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About the Speaker:

Daniel Nation, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science in the UCI School of Social Ecology. He earned his PhD in clinical health psychology from the University of Miami. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship researching biological psychiatry and neuroscience at UC San Diego and another postdoctoral fellowship studying cognitive rehabilitation in traumatic brain injury at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. Dr. Nation’s research examines the role of vascular factors in cognitive aging with an aim to improve early detection and identify targets for potential new therapies.

Dec
4
Fri
Facebook LIVE Q&A: Can stem cells treat Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias? @ www.facebook.com/UCIrvineMIND
Dec 4 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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About the Speaker:

Mathew Blurton-Jones, PhD is an Associate Professor of Neurobiology & Behavior in the UCI School of Biological Sciences. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from UC San Diego. The primary focus of his research is to examine the underlying molecular mechanisms that drive the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD), the two most common forms of dementia. His lab uses stem cells, including patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), to study the role of neural and immune cell populations in these disorders. Among his current studies, his lab is using iPSCs to generate human microglia and understand the effects of disease-associated genetic risk factors on microglial function and AD pathology.

Dec
5
Sat
11th Annual UCI MIND A December to Remember Gala
Dec 5 @ 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Save the date! Details will be announced in the coming months.