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Cell and Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease 11/10

Dr. Jeffrey Kordower will deliver the keynote lecture for the 2010 Brain Awareness Week at Lake Forest College on Wednesday, November 10th.

The Lake Forest College Neuroscience Program invites the community to attend Dr. Kordower’s presentation titled “Cell and Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease,” which will be held at 4:15 pm in Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall.

A special pre-seminar reception sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience will be held from 3-4:15 p.m.

This is one of two keynote lectures of the 2010 Brain Awareness Week (November 8-13) at Lake Forest College. This educational community outreach event is the collaborative effort of students and faculty at Lake Forest College studying Brain, Mind, and Behavior. Full Schedule for Events for Brain Awareness Week.

The public is welcome to attend the week’s events free of charge. Please call 847-735-6010 for more information.

Jeffrey Kordower
is the Jean Schweppe-Armour Professor of Neurological Sciences at Rush Medical College, Director of the Research cCenter of Brain Repair, and the head of the Neurobiology Section at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Dr. Kordower received his BA and MA in psychology and PhD in neuropsychology from the Queens College of the City University of New York. He completed his post-doctoral work at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He is an internationally renowned scholar on gene therapy and neural transplantation for neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s, Huntington, and Alzheimer’s disease. His other interests of study focus on tropic and trophic factors in the CNS, animal models of neurodegenerative diseases, non-human primate models of degenerative disease, learning and memory, aging, and primate neuroanatomy. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and books on these topics.

Dr. Kordower has served as the president of the American Society for Neural Transplantation and as a councilor of the Chicago chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. His numerous honors include the Award for Excellence in Research in Psychology, the John Douglas French Fellow for the Study of Alzheimer’s Disease, the Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award for Brain Repair, and the Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s Award of Excellence in Medicine.

The event is sponsored by SYNAPSE, the neuroscience organization at the College, and Beta Beta Betathe national biology undergraduate honorary society.