4th Annual Zilkha Symposium on Alzheimer Disease & Related Disorders

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 9:00am to 6:00pm

Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute (ZNI), Herklotz Seminar Room (ZNI 112)
1501 San Pablo, Los Angeles, CA 90033

A symposium on Alzheimer Disease & Related Disorders, which includes renowned speakers from various institutes around the globe to share information and foster discussions about the latest findings in Alzheimer Disease research. 


Confirmed Speakers

Paul Aisen, MD, Director, USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute; Professor of Neurology, USC

Christer Betsholtz, MD, PhD, Professor of Immunology, Genetics & Pathology, Uppsala University, Sweden

Kaj Blennow, MD, PhD, Professor of Clinical Neurochemistry, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Karen Duff, PhD, Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University

David M. Holtzman, MD, Professor & Chair of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Costantino Iadecola, MD, Director, Feil Family Brain & Mind Research Institute; Professor of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, NY

Virginia Lee, PhD, Professor in Alzheimer’s Research, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine,

Ronald C. Petersen, MD, PhD, Director, Mayo Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center; Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, MN

Len Petrucelli, PhD, Professor & Chair of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic Florida

Rudolph Tanzi, PhD, Director, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Neurology, Harvard University

John Trojanowski, MD, PhD, Director, NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the NINDS Morris K. Udall Parkinson’s Disease Center, and the Institute on Aging; Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Berislav V. Zlokovic, MD, PhD, Director, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute; Professor & Chair, Physiology & Biophysics, USC


Discussant Leaders

John Morris, MD, Director, Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center, Professor of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine

Margaret E. Ross, MD, PhD, Professor in Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, NY

Sangram Sisodia, PhD, Director, Center for Molecular Neurobiology; Professor of Neurobiology, University of Chicago

Robert Vassar, PhD, Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Cheryl Wellington, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Djavad Mowfaghian Centre for Brain Health, University of British Columbia



Maria Carrillo, PhD, Vice President, Medical & Scientific Relations, Alzheimer’s Association

Arthur Toga, PhD, Director, USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute; Provost Professor of Ophthalmology, USC

For more information, please contact Emily Chu.
Phone: (323) 442-3219

Event Type



Students, Faculty/Staff


Health Sciences Campus



Keck School of Medicine
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