Towards Translation in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Monday, February 18, 2019
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (ET)
OCL KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
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Distinguished Visitors Program
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Distinguished Visitor Alice Chen-Plotkin, Parker Family Associate Professor of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 

Alice Chen-Plotkin received her AB in English from Harvard-Radcliffe College in 1996, her MSc in Biology from University Of Oxford in 1998, and her MD from Harvard Medical School in 2003. She is currently the Parker Family Associate Professor Of Neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The over-arching goal of Dr. Chen-Plotkin's research is to better understand the mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease in order to intervene in these disease processes. Her lab group's general approach is to use unbiased genomic- or proteomic-scale screens to generate leads, which are then followed mechanistically in relevant systems. To conduct this type of research, she employs a combination of bench and computational methods. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has authored more than fifty scholarly articles. 

Tea at 2:15 p.m.

Sponsored by the Neuroscience Program, the Department of Biology, and the Department of Psychology in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program 

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