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UCI MIND Facebook LIVE Video Series

This monthly series features short talks and Q&A with experts from the University of California, Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND), 1 of 32 congressionally designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers in the nation. Join UCI MIND on Facebook (@UCIrvineMIND) to learn about advances in research to improve Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Can stem cells treat Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders?


About the Speaker:

Dr. Blurton-Jones is an Associate Professor of Neurobiology & Behavior in the UCI School of Biological Sciences, and he leads the induced pluripotent stem cell core of the UCI Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. 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 and Parkinson’s disease, the two most common forms of dementia. His lab uses patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells to study the role of neural and immune cell populations in these disorders.

This is the last episode of our 2020 series, but we’ll be back in 2021 with more topics and esteemed researchers in 2021 – so stay tuned for details. All past episodes are archived on our Facebook Live video page and YouTube channel, so visit those links to view past Q&A.……

Also, tomorrow, December 5th, UCI MIND will virtually host its 11th Annual A December to Remember Gala. We hope you’ll join us from your living room for this special evening benefiting research at UCI MIND, you can register for free at

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