ADRC Seminar Series (Zoom): In Search of the Pathogenic Trigger of Alzheimer’s Disease


  Monday, December 11, 2023   12:00pm - 1:00pm ( 1 hrs )

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ADRC seminar series: In Search of the Pathogenic Trigger of Alzheimer’s Disease


Time: Dec 11, 2023 12 PM - 1 PM PT

Via Zoom (see below)


Speaker: Michael S. Wolfe, PhD

Mathias P. Mertes Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Michael S. Wolfe received his B.S. in chemistry in 1984 from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry in 1990 from the University of Kansas. After postdoctoral stints at the University of Kansas (medicinal chemistry) and the NIH (cell biology), he joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee in Memphis in 1994. In 1999, he moved to Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where his work focused on understanding the molecular basis of Alzheimer’s and related disorders and identifying effective approaches for pharmacological intervention, becoming Professor of Neurology in 2008. He joined the University of Kansas faculty in 2016 as the Mathias P. Mertes Professor of Medicinal Chemistry. Awards for his work include the Sato Memorial International Award in bioorganic and medicinal chemistry from the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan (2003), the MetLife Award for Biomedical Research (2008), a Zenith Fellows Award from the Alzheimer’s Association (2008), and the Potamkin Prize from the American Academy of Neurology (2009).


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The topics of this seminar series will be a wide range of areas of relevant to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD), biological heterogeneity, and other themes of the ADRC. The presenters will be a mix of UW, regional, and external (national and international) guests, and also have an eye toward enhancing collaborations.

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