5th RNA Metabolism in Neurological Disease Conference

Speakers

The following speakers are among those that will give invited talks at the conference. To contribute to the oral and poster programmes please visit the submit abstract page.

Susan Ackerman

University of California San Diego, USA

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Paul J. Anderson

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

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Nicolas Charlet-Berguerand

University of Strasbourg, France

Research in the Charlet group focuses on how expansion of microsatellite repeats lead to human genetic diseases. The group is particularly interested in Myotonic Dystrophy (DM) caused by expanded CTG repeats located in the 3’UTR of the DMPK gene, Fragile X-Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS) due to expanded CGG repeats in the 5’UTR of the FMR1 gene and topic of that proposal, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia (ALS-FTD) due to G4C2 repeats in C9ORF72.

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Don Cleveland

University of California San Diego, USA

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Dorothee Dormann

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

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Fen-Biao Gao

University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Fen-Biao Gao is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). He did his PhD study on neuronal RNA binding proteins in the laboratory of Dr. Jack Keene at Duke University.

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Songi Han

University of California Santa Barbara, USA

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Virginia Lee

University of Pennsylvania, USA

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Roy Parker

University of Colorado, USA

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Jeff Rothstein

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

Jeffrey D. Rothstein, M.D., Ph.D. is the John W. Griffin Director for the Brain Science Institute, as well as a Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, and the Founding Director of the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Paul Taylor

HHMI and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA

Paul Taylor is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and is also the Edward F. Barry Endowed Chair of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Jefferson Medical College and trained in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Benjamin L. Wolozin

Boston University, USA

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Gene Yeo

University of California San Diego, USA

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