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Medicine In Our Backyard

Precision Medicine & Neurodegenerative Diseases

  • Date: 01/22/2018 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Central Library Friends Room
    1000 Avocado Avenue
    Newport Beach, California 92660
  • Introduction: This lecture series features UC Irvine Health physicians discussing research and cutting edge technology in their fields of expertise.

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Precision Medicine & Neurodegenerative Diseases

 Leslie Thompson, PhD

 Leslie Thompson, PhD, is a professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior and Biological Chemistry in the UC Irvine School of Medicine and is a professor of Neurobiology & Behavior in the UCI Ayala School of Biological Sciences.

Dr. Thompson is an expert in neurodegenerative disorders and is a leading researcher into the cause and treatment of Huntington’s Disease, an inherited, incurable and fatal neurodegenerative disorder.  Her research, including the potential use of stem cells for treatment, has received funding from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the National Institutes for Health.

Dr. Thompson is also a leader in UCI’s precision medicine initiatives.

  

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