The Waterloo Public Library welcomes one and all for a public lecture on diseases of the brain, featuring Dr. Dale Martin of the University of Waterloo.
Breaking Bad Proteins of the Brain
Many neurodegenerative diseases share a common theme in which a build-up of toxic proteins in the neurons of the brain leads to cell death and neurodegeneration. Consequently, researchers aim to decrease these toxic proteins by either stopping the cell from making the protein at the genetic level or through promoting pathways that remove bad proteins. This talk will focus on recent research and new treatments in Huntington disease, a devastating inherited neurodegenerative disease, and how this knowledge can be applied to other neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr. Dale Martin is an assistant professor of biology at the University of Waterloo whose research focusses on the degenerative processes of the brain, particularly in Huntington Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Schlerosis (ALS).
This public lecture is sponsored by the Waterloo Public Library and supports educational programming of the Huntington Society of Canada.
A subsequent tour of Dr. Martin's lab at the University of Waterloo is planned for October 5, 2019, sponsored by the Grand River Chapter of the Huntington Society of Canada https://www.huntingtonsociety.ca/cef/
For more information about this event, please contact Meaghan Middleton.
500 Fischer Hallman Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 0B1