15th Annual Murray Barr Lecture

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry presents the 15th Annual Murray Barr Lecture and Departmental Research Day Thursday, October 30th, 2008.

Dr. Jeffrey Kordower will present "A Tale of Two Stories: Why Nigral Neurons Degenerate in Parkinson's Disease and How to Save them," at 9:00 a.m. in Auditorium A, on the 3rd floor of University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Coffee and continental breakfast is available from 8:30 to 9:00.

Jeffrey H. Kordower, Ph.D. is the Jean Schweppe-Armour Professor of Neurological Sciences, The Director of the Research Center for Brain Repair and Section Head of Neuroscience at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. Dr. Kordower is a leading expert on primate models of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease. He is currently developing gene therapy for Alzheimer disease and Parkinson's disease in primate models. Additional research interests include neural stem cell transplantation, and morphological and molecular changes in neurodegenerative disease. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award for Brain Repair, and is a past present of the American Society for Nerve Transplantation. Dr. Kordower serves or has served on numerous editorial boards including the Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Comparative Neurology, Journal of Molecular Neurosciences, NeuroMolecular Medicine and Experimental Neurology. He is also on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Michael J. Fox Foundation.