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Neurodegenerative Disease Retreat

The Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research will hold its Third Annual Retreat on Wednesday, November 13 at the BRB II/III Auditorium. The retreat, organized by Dr. Virginia M. -Y. Lee, and Dr. John Q. Trojanowski, co-founders of the Penn Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR), is open to students, postdoctoral fellows, researchers, clinicians and technical staff on this campus and throughout the neuroscience research community.

This year's keynote speaker is Whitehead Director and MIT Professor, Susan L. Lindquist, a pioneer in the study of the stress response and protein folding. Her talk--Prions, One Surprise after Another--will be part of a full day symposium with talks by graduate students, postdocs, and faculty. The symposium is supported by the Penn Alzheimer's Disease Center (NIH/NIA), a Training Program in Age-Related Diseases (NIH/NIA), and Janssen Pharmaceutica.

A full program and registration forms are available on-line at www.uphs.upenn.edu/cndr/ or by calling (215) 662-4708; (215) 662-4474.

The day-long symposium will conclude with an award of $250 presented to the student or postdoctoral fellow with the "best poster."


  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 8, October 15, 2002

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