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Alzheimer's Symposium

February 29, 2016

  • Allen Institute, 615 Westlake Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109
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The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation invites you to join us for a one-day symposium highlighting research on the biological roots of Alzheimer’s disease.  You will also experience the culture of frontier exploration embodied by the Allen Distinguished Investigators – and by guest speakers who exemplify how creativity opens up new ideas and transformative thinking.


Presenters include:

  • Randy Schekman, University of California, Berkeley: Emerging Frontiers - Unconventional secretion of proteins and RNA from cultured human cells
  • Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir, University of Cambridge: Resolving white matter dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease with novel biosensors
  • Jeff Iliff & William Rooney, Oregon Health and Science University: Mapping glymphatic pathway function in the human brain - Detecting glio-vascular changes that slow amyloid β clearance from the aging brain
  • Aimee Kao, University of California, San Francisco: Dysregulation of pH dynamics in Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis
  • Rusty Gage, Salk Institute for Biological Studies: Human age-equivalent directly induced neurons to study functional phenotypes of Alzheimer's disease
  • Ed Lein, Allen Institute for Brain Science: Probing the cellular architecture of the human neocortex using "live" tissue preparations
  • Michael Keiser, David Kokel, and Martin Kampmann, University of California, San Francisco: Systematic elucidation of cellular networks controlling proteinopathy in Alzheimer's disease
  • David A. Edwards, Harvard University and Le Laboratoire - Paris, France & Cambridge, USA: How to Imagine and Create Things that Matter

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