"Drosophila as a Model of Human Neurodegenerative disease: Insight Into Stress"

Monday, September 18, 2017
2:30 PM - 4:15 PM (ET)
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Susan Penn
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https://ems-web.quaker.haverford.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=44678

 Distinguished Visitor Nancy Bonini, Florence RC Murray Professor of Biology, University of Pennsylvania

 The Bonini laboratory uses Drosophila to model various human neurodegenerative diseases, like ALS.  Their studies have shown that the fly can remarkably recapitulate key aspects of disease. Using the fly, they have defined various genetic pathways that become perturbed upon the expression of human disease proteins. Among these, stress pathways have provided key insight into how disease proteins perturb biological pathways to cause loss of neural integrity. Tea at 2:15 PM

Sponsored by the Department of Biology in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program 

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