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Neurodegeneration Seminar


Neurodegeneration Seminar Archive Presentations 2023

Seminar Date Presenter Topic & More Information
January 3, 2023 Dr. Augustin Ibaniz, Global Brain Health Institute

Brain health bridges across the US and Latin America: From multicentric research to computational approaches to brain health diplomacy (PDF)

January 17, 2023 Dr. Rachel Whitmer, UC Davis Lifecourse Contributions to Dementia in Diverse Populations: Looking Back to Move Ahead (PDF).
February 21, 2023 Dr. Michael Grundman, Global R&D Partners, LLC Recognizing and Managing Amyloid Related Imaging Abnormalities (ARIA) (PDF)
March 7, 2023 Dr. Jody Corey-Bloom, UC San Diego Update on Huntington's Disease (PDF)
March 21, 2023 Drs. Annie Hiniker, Melanie Estrella, and Doug Galasko, UC San Diego Clinical Pathologic Correlations: “Early onset Alzheimer’s Disease with Movement Abnormalities” (PDF)
April 4, 2023 Dr. John H Morrison, UC Davis

Synaptic Health, Cognitive Aging, and Monkey Models of Alzheimer’s Disease (PDF)

April 18, 2023* Dr. Jerome Mertens, UC San Diego, Salk Research Institute Direct neuronal reprogramming to study brain aging and Alzheimer's Disease (PDF)
May 16, 2023 Dr. Melissa Murray, Mayo Clinic 

Global neuropathologic severity of Alzheimer’s disease and locus coeruleus vulnerability influences plasma phosphorylated tau levels (PDF)

September 5, 2023* Dr. Adit Friedberg, UC San Francisco Neural Circuitry Underlying Visual Creativity: Insights from Frontotemporal Dementia
November 7, 2023 Dr. Edward Lee, University of Pennsylvania Untangling Dementia: VCP and Neurodegeneration
November 21, 2023 Dr. Alison Goate, Mount Sinai, New York Genetic risk for Alzheimer’s Disease: What this tells us about disease mechanism?
December 5, 2023 Dr. Kennan Walker, 
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Biomarkers and Peripheral Drivers of Dementia Identified Using Plasma Proteomics
December 19, 2023 Dr. Heidi Jacobs, Harvard, Massachusettes General Hospital Locus Coeruleus Neuroimaging: the Road to Detect the Pre-preclinical Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Neurodegeneration Seminar Archive Presentations 2022

Seminar Date Presenter Topic & More Information
January 11, 2022 Elizabeth Head, M.A., Ph.D.  UC Irvine What can we learn about Alzheimer disease pathogenesis from people with Down syndrome? (PDF)
February 1, 2022 Guojun Bu, Ph.D.            Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FLA Pathobiology of APOE in Alzheimer’s disease (PDF)
February 15, 2022 Erik Musiek, M.D., Ph.D.  Washington University Glial circadian clocks regulate neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration (PDF)
March 8, 2022 Karen Duff, Ph.D.              UK Dementia Research Inst. at UCL Tau in AD and FTD: pathogenic mechanisms and implications for neurodegenerative diseases (PDF).
March 15, 2022 Olivia Okereke, M.D.          Harvard University Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Do They Have Benefits for Late-Life Mood or Cognition? (PDF)
March 22, 2022 Andrew Lim, M.D.          University of Toronto Sleep, Alzheimer's Disease and the Human Brain Transcriptome (PDF).
March 29, 2022 Benjamin Wolozin, M.D., Ph.D.                      Boston University Interactions between tau, membraneless organelles and RNA metabolism in Alzheimer’s disease (PDF)
April 5, 2022 Robert Vassar, Ph.D.        Northwestern University Insights into the potential role of angiotensin converting enzyme in Alzheimer’s disease (PDF).
April 12, 2022 Melanie Estrella DO, Alison Headley MD, David Salmon PhD, Annie Hiniker MD,                  UC San Diego Clinical Pathologic Correlation Conference: Visuospatial Deficits in AD (PDF).
April 19, 2022 Philip Scheltens, M.D., Ph.D.  Amsterdam University Medical Centers Heterogeneity of AD clinical (trial) consequences (PDF).
April 26, 2022 Cathleen Lutz, Ph.D., M.B.A.                        The Jackson Laboratory Precision Medicine and Rare Diseases involving the CNS—How Mouse Models Can Inform Clinical Trials (PDF).
May 3, 2022 Tony Wyss-Coray, Ph.D.   Stanford University Systemic regulation of brain aging and neurodegeneration (PDF).
May 17, 2022 David Borchelt, Ph.D.  University of Florida Modeling the pathology of AD in mice (PDF)
May 24, 2022            Dr. Andrew Israel Memorial Lecture Sebastian Crutch, Ph.D. University College, London Am I the right way up? Examples of behavioural research and mechanistic insights inspired by people living with posterior cortical atrophy (PDF)
September 20, 2022 Alex Chavez, M.D., Ph.D.UC San Diego High-throughput approaches for investigating neurodegeneration (PDF)
October 18, 2022 Dr. Rakez Kayed, University of Texas, Gavelston Brain Derived Biologically Relevant Tau Aggregates in Alzheimer’s and Tauopathies (PDF)
November 1, 2022 Dr. Thomas Wingo, Emory University Integrating GWAS with human brain proteomes to find causes of Alzheimer's disease and other brain illnesses (PDF).
December 6, 2022 Dr. Neil Oxtoby, University College, London Data-Driven Disease Progression Modelling for Research (and Healthcare?) (PDF)
December 6, 2022*Hybrid In-Person/Zoom Dr. Adriano Aguzzi, Ph.D., M.D., University of Zurich The Molecular Pathology of Prion Diseases (PDF).
December 20, 2022 Dr. Renaud La Joie, UC San Francisco Multimodal investigations of brain changes associated with the clinical heterogeneity of Alzheimer's disease (PDF).

Neurodegeneration Seminar Archive Presentations 2021

Seminar Date Presenter Topic & More Information
January 15, 2021 Todd E. Golde, M.D., Ph.D.University of Florida New twists on old hypotheses –a “multiomic” informed view of AD andother neurodegenerative proteinopathies (PDF)
February 16, 2021 Li Huei Tsai, Ph.D.Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Network level approaches tostudying Alzheimer’s disease (PDF)
April 6, 2021 Yaakov Stern, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Update on Cognitive Reserve (PDF)
April 20, 2021 Fred Schmitt, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky
Alzheimer’s Disease Mimics:Clinical Course and Pathologies (PDF)
May 4, 2021 Susan Taylor, Ph.D.
UC San Diego 
New Frontiers in PKASignaling (PDF)
​May 18, 2021 William Jagust, M.D.
UC Berkeley
Human Memory and the Molecular Pathology of Alzheimer’s Disease: Insights from Imaging Normal Aging (PDF)
June 15, 2021 Greg Lemke, Ph.D.
Salk Institute
Microglial TAM receptors inAlzheimer’s disease (PDF)
July 6, 2021 Fleur Ferguson, Ph.D.
UC San Diego 
Developing Targeted ProteinDegraders as a New DrugDiscovery Approach forNeurodegenerative Disease (PDF)
July 20, 2021 Anne Hiniker, M.D., Ph.D.
UC San Diego
Clinical Pathological Correlations (PDF)
August 3, 2021 Jeffrey Kaye, M.D.
Oregon Health Sciences University
ADRD Clinical Trials and DigitalTechnologies (PDF)
August 17, 2021 Subjohit Roy, M.D.UC San Diego Therapeutic Gene Editing inNeurodegeneration (PDF)
November 16, 2021 Lennert Mucke, M.D.          UC San Francisco  Modulators of Neural Network Dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease: From Tau to Microglia (PDF)
November 30, 2021 Gary Wenk, Ph.D.Ohio State University Reducing the chronic brain neuroinflammation that underlies the progression of AD with nutrients and drugs (PDF).
December 7, 2021 Chris Glass, M.D., Ph.D.      UC San Diego Decoding microglia phenotypes in neurodegenerative disease (PDF)
December 21, 2021 Jonathan Kipnis, Ph.D.  Washington University, St. Louis Brain edges in the center of Alzheimer’s disease (PDF)

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*Supported by SMADRC grant: P30 AG062429 & Training grant: 1T32AG066596-01

Lunch & Learn


Lunch and Learn Archive Presentations 2023

Seminar Date Presenter Topic & More Information
January 10, 2023

Jonathan Tague, Aging and Independence Services

Mandated Reporting of Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse (PDF)
February 14, 2023 Gabriel Leger, MD, UC San Diego Frontotemporal Dementia (PDF).
May 9, 2023

Alison Headley, MD, UC San Diego

Alzheimer's Disease and Epilepsy (PDF).
June 13, 2023 Sharon Thompson, PhD,  UC San Diego

The MADURA Program: Mentorship for Advancing Diversity in Undergraduate Research on Aging (PDF)

July 11, 2023 Steven Huege, MD, UC San Diego Management of Behavioral Disturbances in Neurocognitive Disorders (PDF).
August 8, 2023 Special Presentation from the Sanford Institute for  Empathy and Compassion

'Hearing Myself Think'

September 12, 2023 Diane Jacobs, PhD, UC San Diego

Conjunctive Binding as a Cognitive Marker in Preclinical AD (PDF)

October 10, 2023 Anne Neveu, PhD, UC San Diego

What makes a proficient speaker? Testing bilinguals in a clinical setting (PDF)

November 14, 2023 Zvinka Zlatar, PhD, UC San Diego Ethnic differences in the association of subjective cognitive decline and cognitive performance (PDF)

Lunch and Learn Archive Presentations 2022


Seminar Date Presenter Topic & More Information

January 11, 2022

Robin Knight, Ph.D.              UC San Diego

The Role of the Microbiome in Aging and AD: The Alzheimer's Gut Microbiome Project (PDF)

February 8, 2022

Sara Moukarzel, Ph.D.       UC San Diego

Healthy Actions and Lifestyles to Avoid Dementia Program or Hispanos y el ALTo a la Demencia  (HALT-AD): A Brain Health Education Tool (PDF)

March 8, 2022

Alison Moore, M.D. & Jennifer Reichstadt, M.S.                UC San Diego

The San Diego Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR) - a Partnership Between UC San Diego and SDSU (PDF)

April 12, 2022

Barbara Mandel, M.B.A.Community Health Improvement Partners Champions for Health

Update on Clinical Response to the Crisis of Alzheimer's Diseas and Related Dementia (PDF)

May 10, 2022

David Johnson, Ph.D.         UC Davis

The National Collaborative to Improve Diagnosis of Diverse Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (PDF)

June 14, 2022

Fiza Singh, M.D.                UC San Diego

Implementation of a Brain Computer Interface (BCI) to Target Working Memory in Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (PDF)

July 12, 2022

Kathleen Rickes and Jeffrey Simmons, UC San Diego

Research Compliance Refresher and Q&A (PDF).

August 9, 2022

Martha Ranon, Southern Caregiver Resource Center

Southern Caregiver Resource Center Services and Programs; Synergizing with Research Related Outreach and QOL Programs (PDF).

September 13, 2022

Matthew Hussman, Dismas Abelman, and Alyson Hong, UC San Diego

Dealing with Emergencies (PDF).

October 11, 2022

Ronald Ellis, M.D., UC San Diego

Neurological post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (neuroPASC) (PDF). 

November 08, 2022

Douglas Galasko, M.D.,  UC San Diego

New Treatments and Research Opportunities for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (PDF).

Lunch and Learn Archive Presentations 2021

Seminar Date Presenter Topic & More Information

January 12, 2021

Amy Abrams, MSW, M.P.H., Eugenia Welch & Michelle Van Hoff
Alzheimer's San Diego

Collaborating for Care & Cure:

Alzheimer's San Diego (PDF)

February 9, 2021

Erin Sundermann, Ph.D.

UC San Diego

Potential of Natural Language Processing as a Low-Cost Non-invasive Marker of Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease (PDF)

March 9, 2021

Ariana Stickel, Ph.D.
UC San Diego

Do Common Risk Factors for Neurocognitive Decline Apply to Latinos? (PDF)

April 13, 2021

Christine Smith, Ph.D.
UC San Diego

Memories Acquired Across the Lifetime: Behavioral, Genetic, and Brain Correlates in MCI (PDF)

May 11, 2021

Emily Edmunds, Ph.D.
UC San Diego 

Neuropsychological Subtypes of MCI and Cognitively Normal in the ADRC Dataset (PDF)

​June 8, 2021

Dan Sewell, M.D.
UC San Diego
Lisa Delano-Wood, Ph.D.
UC San Diego

Delirium: a Notorious Impersonator. Accurately Identifying Delirum Even Wehn Defining Features Seems Subtle (PDF)

July 13, 2021

Guerry Peavy, Ph.D.
UC San Diego

The Goals & Design of the Asian Cohort for Alzheimer's Disease (ACAD) Pilot Study: Seeking Diversity in Research (PDF)

August 10, 2021

Alejandra Morlett, Ph.D.
UC San Diego 

To Donate or Not to Donate: Attitudes & Perceptions About Brain Donation Among Latinos (PDF)

September 14, 2021

Gabriel Leger, M.D.
UC San Diego

Differntial Diagnosis of Dementia: Why the Fuss? (PDF)

October 12, 2021

Fred Schmitt, Ph.D.
Derrick Hord
Markeda Yarbrough
University of Kentucky

Healthy Brain Aging: Faith-Based Outreach in Kentucky (PDF)

November 9, 2021

Dean Ornish, M.D.

UC San Francisco

Can Lifestyle Changes Reverse the Progression of Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease? A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial (PDF)

December 14, 2021

Kelsey Thomas, Ph.D.         UC San Diego

Using Sensitive Neuropsychological Measures to Identify Subtle Cognitive Decline (PDF)  


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*Supported by SMADRC grant: P30 AG062429 & Training grant: 1T32AG066596-01