Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center Seminar Series 2008-2009 Speakers
September 3, 2008
Gregory A. Jicha, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky,
Department of Neurology, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Lexington, KY. "The "ups
& downs" of capillary angiogenesis in Alzheimer's disease"
September 17, 2008
Zhongcong Xie, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical
School; Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care; Genetics and Aging Research
Unit, Massachusetts General Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND),
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. "Inhalational anesthetics and Alzheimer’s disease neuropathogenesis"
October 1, 2008
David Seldin, M.D., Ph.D. Chief Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine.
“The Amyloid Treatment and Research Program at BUSM: Update on Research and
Clinical Trials for the Systemic Amyloidoses”
October 15, 2008
Dr. Roberta Clarke. Associate Professor of Marketing in the Health Sector
Management Program at Boston University. "How marketing went wrong in the pharmaceutical industry? Implications for old and new drugs."
October 30, 2008
Dale B. Schenk, Ph.D. Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer Elan
Pharmaceuticals Chairman, Alzheimer’s Association Research Roundtable. “Aβ
Immunology: A Pathology Modifying Approach to Alzheimer’s disease”
November 12, 2008
Sudha Seshadri, M.D. Associate Professor and Co-Director of Medical Education for
Residency Program Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine.
Investigator, The Framingham Heart Study. "Metabolic Dysregulation and the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease"
December 3, 2008
Martin Sadowski M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and
Pharmacology New York University School of Medicine. "Apolipoprotein E and Alzheimer’s disease: Well-established risk factor and an emerging therapeutic target"
December 10, 2008
Ann Messer, Ph.D. Research Scientist New York State Department of Health,
Wadsworth Center, Mammalian Genomics Professor, School of Public Health,
December 17, 2008
Ci-Di Chen, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor Boston University School of
Medicine. "Regulating the anti-aging protein Klotho for successful aging"
January 21, 2009
Holly Westervelt, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Human
Behavior Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. “Olfaction in Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Disorders"
February 25, 2009
Howard Eichenbaum, Ph.D. Director Center for Neuroscience Boston University.
“An animal model of cognitive aging and a possible underlying abnormality in
neuronal information processing"
March 4, 2009
Jan Krzysztof Blusztajn, Ph. D. Professor Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Boston
University School of Medicine. "Prenatal nutrition and brain aging"
March 18, 2009
Denise A. Valenti, O.D., FAAO. Ophthalmology Boston University School of Medicine. “Alzheimer’s Disease: Visual System”
April 1, 2009
Jada Lewis, Ph.D. Senior Associate Consultant Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. “In search of the toxic species of Tau”
April 8, 2009
Benjamin Wolozin, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Pharmacology Boston University
School of Medicine. “The Renin-Angiotensin System in AD: A therapeutic target”
April 15, 2009
Xudong Huang, Ph.D. “Neurotoxicity of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles and Alzheimer’s
April 22, 2009
Gwendolyn King, Ph.D. Department of Biochemistry Boston University School of
Medicine. “Klotho drug screening: Can enhancing a Goddess protect the brain?”
May 6, 2009
Kun Ping Lu, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. “Pin1 Modified Protein Structure of Tau and APP to Keep Alzheimer's Disease at Bay”
May 13, 2009
Mark Moss, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Boston University School of Medicine. “A Non-Human Primate Model of Successful
and Unsuccessful Aging”
May 20, 2009
David Tate, Ph.D. Instructor of Radiology and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical
School. “Medical Imaging in Neurologic Disorders: HIV as a Case Example”
May 27, 2009
Alice Cronin-Golomb, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology Boston University. “Visual Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease”
June 10, 2009
Hoon Ryu, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Neurology Boston University
School of Medicine. "Epigenetic Mechanisms of Chromatin Remodeling in