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Seminar

HJKRI Visiting Scientist Seminar, "Mitochondria as a central player in axonal degeneration," Presented by Felipe A. Court, PhD

Date:
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Butler Auditorium, Farber Hall, South Campus
Cost:
Free
Presenter:
Felipe A. Court, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Biology, Catholic University of Chile
Sponsor:
Hunter James Kelly Research Institute

Axonal degeneration is a major contributor to neuronal dysfunction in many neurological conditions and has additional roles in development. Therefore, delaying or blocking these processes is key for neuroprotection. Axonal degeneration can be triggered by divergent stimuli including mechanical, metabolic, infectious, toxic, hereditary and inflammatory stresses. In this talk, the involvement of mitochondrial dysfunction in axonal degeneration will be presented, as well as some new pathways in this degenerative process we have recently identified.

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For more information, contact:

Danielle Swiatek
Email: dmswiate@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-816-7217