Wednesday, May 11, 2022

18th Annual Neurobiology of Disease Symposium

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Hybrid event: in-person and virtual
Kahn Auditorium in BSRB
Meeting ID: 912 6910 3852 / Passcode: 975108

The symposium will begin at 9 am with talks from the current T32/R25 trainees.  Dr. Klein will speak at 11 am.

CME credit available, click here

Attendance must be registered within 6 months of attendance to be awarded credit.

Recorded archives of live activities are considered enduring materials.

Viewing of a recorded session is for reference only, no CME credit can be claimed.

9:30a-11a, Research presentations by: Neurology Training Grant Awardees

11a, Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robyn Klein, MD, PhD

“Virus-Mediated Cognitive Impairment”

Dr. Robyn Klein, MD, PhD

As our keynote speaker this year, we are delighted to welcome Robyn S. Klein, MD, PhD. Dr. Klein received her B.A. with honors in Biology from Barnard College, Columbia University followed by a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and an M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She then completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard University and her clinical fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by post-doctoral training in Immunology at Harvard University. Dr. Klein joined the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) in 2003, where she attained Professorships in the Departments of Medicine, Pathology & Immunology, and Neuroscience. She has served as Vice Provost and Associate Dean for Graduate Education, in the Directorship of the WUSM Medical Scientist Training Program, and as President of the WUSM Academic Women Network, Dr. Klein also founded and Directs the Center for Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Diseases. At WUSM, Dr. Klein developed a neuroimmunology basic and translational science research program focused on the pathogenesis of neuroinflammatory diseases of the central nervous system (CNS). Work in the Klein laboratory has defined novel roles for cytokines and chemokines in the regulation of blood-brain barrier permeability to arboviruses, protective versus pathogenic leukocytes, and in neurologic sequelae of viral infections such as impaired learning and memory.

Honors include the Dana Foundation Award for Neuroimmunology, McDonnell Center Award for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, a Pfizer/Washington University Biomedical Award, and a Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award from Washington University School of Medicine.