Friday, January 22, 2021

Virtual Neurology/Neuroscience Research Seminar

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

CME credit available, click here

Virtual event
Zoom ID: 910 4550 7427 Passcode: 776945

“Of tau, mRNA Translation, and Other Demons…Translational Dysregulation in Tauopathies"

Jose F. Abrisambra, PhD

Associate Professor
Program Co-Director MS in Neuroscience Graduate Program University of Florida

Dr. Abisambra is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Assistant Dean of Diversity & Health Equity at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He received his PhD in Medical Sciences/Molecular Medicine in 2010 from the University of South Florida and went on to complete a Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-2012) at his alma mater. The overarching goal of his research program is to investigate the molecular mechanisms linking tau and ER dysfunction with neurodegeneration. This focus creates an opportunity to investigate the integration of essential cellular functions for development, aging, and disease by targeting one organelle. Ultimately, this work can aid in the identification of therapeutic targets for more than 30 million people currently suffering from tauopathies worldwide.