Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Cortical Cellular and Synaptic Dysfunction in Parkinsonism

3:00 PM

5515 BSRB

Zoom Meeting ID: 964 0050 0805
Passcode: 633037

Presented as the Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research Update.

Hong-yuan Chu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurodegenerative Science
Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dr. Hong-yuan Chu received his Ph.D. in neuropharmacology from the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (China). He has held postdoctoral research positions at the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Department of Physiology and Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease Research at Northwestern University. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurodegenerative Science at the Van Andel Institute.

The Chu Lab integrates molecular, cellular and systems neuroscience to identify mechanisms that contribute to progressive degermation of midbrain dopaminergic neurons, and abnormal circuit activity that underlies the devastating motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.  The long-term goal of the Chu Lab is to develop precision strategies to targe specific types of neurons or neural circuits for disease prevention and treatment