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FEB 02, 2017 5:00 AM PST

Targeting axonal transport in Alzheimer's disease

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  • Alzheimer's Research UK fellow, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London
    Biography
      Elizabeth (Lizzie) Glennon studied her degree in biochemistry at the University of York (UK), followed by a PhD at the Univeristy of Leeds (UK), where she studied molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease. Lizzie subsequently moved to King's College London, where she worked as a post doc investigating how a break down in axonal transport may contribute to development of Alzheimers disease.

      Lizzie is now an Alzheimer's Research UK fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London, where she is investigating how genes linked to Alzheimer's disease could affect the subcellular trafficking of the AD hallmark protein tau.

    Abstract

    Thursday, February 2 | Disruption of axonal transport is an early event in several neurodegenerative diseases. For this reason, it is a potential target for drug discovery. Register today to hear Dr Glennon discuss this exciting topic in Alzheimer's research including, how the disruption of axonal transport contributes to the development of Alzheimer's disease, and the mechanisms of axonal transport of the Alzheimer's amyloid precursor protein, and how these are altered in the disease.


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