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WEBINAR: Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease
February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Matthew Farrer
Dr. Matthew Farrer will present his research into the genetics of Parkinson’s disease. How he got started and his academic influences, and what he hoped the outcome would be. Along the way he had many adventures, in many parts of the world, and he’s been humbled by the resilience and generosity of so many families … from working in North America, to Northern Europe, Norway, Sweden and the Faroes, to tracing the Phoenicians to Carthage, Tunisia, to working in Taiwan and the South Pacific. He will elaborate on the molecular discoveries made, and the subsequent mouse models and neuroscientific discoveries, and how these discoveries have led to some ongoing therapeutic trials.