Scott A. Small MD, is the Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Columbia University and the Boris and Rose Katz Professor of Neurology.
In this lecture, Dr. Scott Small will review how we have used variants of MRI — in patients and in animal models — to answer the anatomical question. Then, he will discuss how we have uncovered a cellular pathway that explains why Alzheimer’s targets the vulnerable region and spares its neighbors. A range of recent studies have established that this pathway is one cause of Alzheimer’s disease. Finally, he will end this lecture with a new beginning: Introducing a drug discovery program designed to correct defects in this Alzheimer’s-associated cellular pathway.
The lecture is part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture series, offered free to the public to enhance understanding of the biology of the mind and the complexity of human behavior. The lectures are hosted by Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
More information and livestream of the lecture can be found here.