6th Annual Zilkha Symposium on Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 9:00am to 6:00pm

This is a past event.

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

How Genetic, Neuronal and Vascular Factors Impact Brain Degeneration: Implications for Alzheimer Disease and Dementia

Confirmed Speakers:

• Katarina Akassoglou PhD, Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco; Gladstone Institute

• Roxana Octavia Carare MD PhD, Professor of Clinical Neuroanatomy, Equality & Diversity Lead, University of Southampton, UK

• David M. Holtzman MD, Professor & Chair of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis • Costantino Iadecola MD, Professor, Neurology & Neuroscience; Director, Brain & Mind Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College

• Justin Ichida PhD, Assistant Professor of Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC • Makoto Ishii MD PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Brain & Mind Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College

• Julie A. Schneider MD MS, Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush Medical College • Sangram Sisodia PhD, Director, Center for Molecular Neurobiology; Professor of Neurobiology, University of Chicago

• Rudolph E. Tanzi PhD, Director, Genetics & Aging Research Unit, Mass General Hospital; Professor, Neurology, Harvard University • Steven Wagner PhD, Professor In Residence, Department of Neurosciences, University of California San Diego

• Cheryl Wellington PhD, Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

• Berislav V. Zlokovic MD PhD, Director, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute; Professor & Chair Department of Physiology & Neuroscience

Discussant Leaders

• M. Elizabeth Ross MD PhD, Nathan Cummings Professor in Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College

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


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

• Roger Nitsch MD, President & CEO, Neurimmune AG; Professor, University of Zurich


Event Type



Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


Health Sciences Campus



Keck School of Medicine
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