Thursday Seminar Series: Jeffrey D. Rothstein

When May 01, 2014
from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 1131 Bioinformatics
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Contact Phone 919-966-1260
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Dr. Rothstein is a Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience and a neurologist/neurobiologist with a major commitment to investigations of the biology of glutamate transporters and their role in acute and chronic neurodegeneration. 
A primary focus of his laboratory is understanding the basic regulation of astroglial and neuronal glutamate transporters, and how dysregulation of these proteins- or their associated regulatory proteins, could contribute to neurological disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spinocerebellar ataxia and other neurodegenerative conditions.
 Dr. Rothstein's host is Dr. William Snider.

The title of his seminar will be:

"C9orf72 and RNA toxicity as the cause of ALS/FTD: Human and animal models to develop molecular therapies"