Professor Karen Hsiao Ashe to deliver seminar on Alzheimer’s Disease

The Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UCC is pleased to announce that Prof. Karen Hsiao Ashe (University of Minnesota, USA), will deliver a seminar on her work on Alzheimer’s disease research. The talk will take place from 3-4pm on Monday, 23rd July in Room 2.26 at the Western Gateway Building.

All are welcome – Tea & Coffee will be served.

Prof. Ashe is a leading international researcher, who has made significant contributions to AD research. She made one of the first transgenic mouse models of AD (Tg2576, Swedish mutation), discovered abnormal forms of amyloid-b-protein (Ab) and tau protein that disrupt brain activity in the early stages of the disease, and is developing treatment strategies to prevent memory loss due to the disease. Previous awards include the prestigious MetLife Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer Disease (2006) and the Potomkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases (2006).

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