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9:00 am

A New (Immune) Look into Neurological Disorders, Jonathan Kipnis, PhD

October 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 9:25 am
Jonathan Kipnis, PhD

Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, Harrison Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience; Director, Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG), University of Virginia -- The central nervous system was considered to be devoid of classical lymphatic drainage. We recently challenged that paradigm by demonstrating the presence of a lymphatic vasculature in the surrounding of the brain called the meninges.

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9:25 am

The Lactate Receptor is Important for Brain Vascularization, Linda Hildegard Bergersen, PhD

October 7, 2016 @ 9:25 am - 9:50 am
Linda Bergersen, PhD

Linda Hildegard Bergersen, PhD, Professor, Physiology, University of Oslo, Norway and Professor, Neurobiology of Aging, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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9:50 am

Targeted therapy to disrupt aberrant Glutamate release from Glioma, Harald Sontheimer, PhD

October 7, 2016 @ 9:50 am - 10:15 am
Harald Sontheimer, PhD

Harald Sontheimer, PhD, Professor/Director, of the VTCRI Center for Glial Biology in Health, Disease and Cancer; I.D. Wilson Chair, Executive Director, School of Neuroscience, Virginia Tech College of Science

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10:15 am


October 7, 2016 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am
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10:45 am

The ‘Interactome’ of HIV and Opiate Abuse: Glia as Architects of Amplified CNS Damage, Pamela Knapp, PhD

October 7, 2016 @ 10:45 am - 11:10 am
Pamela Knapp, PhD

Pamela Knapp, PhD, Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine -- HIV and injection opiate abuse have been described as interlinked epidemics. Even in HIV+ patients receiving anti-retroviral treatments that dramatically reduce the peripheral viral load, those with current or past opiate use exhibit higher rates of CNS dysfunction, including both motor

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11:10 am

Identifying Precise Pharmacological Targets for Aberrant Neuronal Cell Cycle Re-entry in Alzheimer’s Disease, John Lazo, PhD

October 7, 2016 @ 11:10 am - 11:35 am
John Lazo, PhD

John Lazo, PhD, Harrison Distinguished Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Chemistry; Director, Fiske Drug Discovery Lab;  University of Virginia -- We are investigating the hypothesis that aberrant reactivation of innate neuronal cell divisions by soluble amyloid-β oligomers is central for the neuron death and cognitive loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Prior studies document the essential

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11:35 am

Closing Remarks

October 7, 2016 @ 11:35 am - 12:00 pm
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