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Neural Repair Club

Chicago Neural Repair Club Turns Ten

InTouch Fall 2007 (Volume 4: Issue 3)

The Chicago Neural Repair Club, hosted by the Children’s Memorial Research Center Neurobiology Program, kicked off its 10th anniversary on September 24, 2007 by featuring Serge Przedborski, PhD, from Columbia University. Przedborski spoke on his exciting research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, drawing a large crowd from the Chicago area. Each event includes a reception where neuroscientists can talk with the speaker and enhance their interactions with Chicago colleagues. The remaining schedule features the following speakers.
October 22, 2007
Clive Svendsen, PhD (The Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison); “Repairing the damaged brain with stem cells: Where are we now?”
December 3, 2007
Linda J. Van Eldik, PhD (Northwestern University); “Glia proinflammatory cytokine up-regulation”
February 18, 2008
Jean-Christophe Rochet, PhD (Purdue University); “Alpha-Synuclein and DJ-1: Two proteins with opposite functions in Parkinson’s disease”
March 17, 2008
Kun Ping Lu, MD, PhD (Harvard Medical School); “Protein conformational regulation after phosphorylation, from the atomic structure to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease”
April 14, 2008
Mari Dezawa, MD, PhD (Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto); “Insights into autotransplantation: The discovery of specific induction systems in bone marrow stromal cells”
May 19, 2008
D. James Surmeier, PhD (Northwestern University); “Striatal plasticity in Parkinson’s disease models”

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