Forty-first Frank Low Research Day to be held virtually on April 22

Mark your calendars for the 41st annual Frank Low Research Day, which will be held virtually on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

Students and faculty in the basic sciences, health sciences, and clinical departments are encouraged to participate in the poster presentations. More information, including a call for abstracts, is forthcoming, and can be found on the Frank Low website.

Register here.

This year’s virtual guest speaker is Dr. Eliezer Masliah, who was named director of the Division of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in July 2016. Before joining NIA, Dr. Masliah held joint appointments in the departments of pathology and neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). As head of UCSD’s Experimental Neuropathology Laboratory he investigated synaptic damage in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, multiple system atrophy, and AIDS-related dementia. His laboratory developed novel models of neurodegeneration as well as new gene therapies, small molecules and experimental immunotherapies for Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Four of the experimental therapeutic approaches developed at his laboratory have now passed Phase I clinical trials. As the director of autopsy services at the UCSD Medical Center, he also directed the neuropathology core of the NIA-supported Shirley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

Please contact Heather Jensen at heather.jensen@UND.edu or 701.777.2516 with questions.