Friday February 23, 2018, 1:00-2:00
Rosenthal Auditorium (ground floor of Rosenthal Library, Room 230), on the Queens College Campus.
Dr. Patrizia Casaccia, MD, PhD
Director of the Neuroscience Initiative, Advanced Science Research Center, CUNY; Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Professor of Neuroscience, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Neurology;
Dr. Casaccia’s research focuses on developing interdisciplinary approaches to slow, and ultimately stop, the progression of neurodegenerative and demyelinating diseases, with a focus on Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Casaccia’s work includes translational research in regenerative and personalized medicine. The laboratory focuses on myelin repair with a special emphasis on the effect of aging and gender differences. In addition, her research addresses the mechanism of neuronal damage in patients with MS leading to novel screening for the discovery of new therapies to protect the neurons and replace damaged myelin. The new methodologies leading to personalized medicine include the generation of neural stem cells from patients’ skin, and the analysis of DNA and RNA from the blood of multiple sclerosis patients.
Dr. Casaccia’s work at the ASRC will focus on glial biology, with an emphasis on the effect of environmental exposure on brain health and disease. Her lab has recently started a very exciting study on the characterization of the microbiome in patients with MS and we hope that this interesting venue of analysis will provide potential new therapeutic intervention tools.
Neuropsychology Research Day
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT, or for more information, please contact Dr. Carolyn Pytte: Carolyn.Pytte@qc.cuny.edu
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