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Distinguished Lecture Series – Alzheimer’s Disease Landscape in The Retina

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Dr. Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui is Professor of Neurosurgery and Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles. Her primary research focus is on early diagnosis and immune-based therapies for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The Koronyo-Hamaoui Laboratory has shown that the hallmark pathologies of AD, amyloid-β protein (Aβ) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs), along with inflammation and neuronal degeneration are present in the retina and mirroring brain pathology in human patients, beginning at early stages. A unique approach has been developed in her lab to detect amyloid plaques in the retina of living animal models and patients by a noninvasive optical retinal imaging. This innovation unveils new possibilities for investigation of Alzheimer’s pathology in the retina. It may also facilitate early diagnosis and noninvasive monitoring of disease progression.

Details

Date:
April 7
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Janet DeMint & Kaustabh Ghosh, PhD
Email:
jdemint@doheny.org

Venue

Doheny Eye Institute
150 North Orange Grove Blvd. Rm 264
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States

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