Oct
2
Fri
Facebook LIVE Q&A: Can you change your genes and risk for brain diseases? @ www.facebook.com/UCIrvineMIND
Oct 2 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

How to Attend Live & Ask Questions:

  1. Login (or create an account) at facebook.com.
  2. Visit facebook.com/UCIrvineMIND  on Friday at 11 AM PST to view our Facebook page  (You can also “Like” and “Follow” our page in advance to receive notifications when we go live).
  3. Scroll down our page to find the video, watch it live, and type questions into the comments box.

About the Speaker:

Marcelo Wood, PhD is Chancellor’s Fellow and Chair of Neurobiology and Behavior in the UCI School of Biological Sciences. Dr. Wood received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder. From there he changed fields to study the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer biology at Princeton University, where he received his PhD. His graduate work focused on epigenetic mechanisms of cancer biology. He then switched fields again to study the role of epigenetic mechanisms underlying long-term memory. His lab currently focuses on the role epigenetic mechanisms involved in synaptic plasticity, normal long-term memory processes, memory processes associated with drugs of abuse, and age-related memory impairments.

Oct
28
Wed
Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Brain Aging @ Virtual Event
Oct 28 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Wellness Wednesday:
Healthy Brain Aging

Featuring

Dr. Joshua Grill, Ph.D., Director of UCI MIND

Dr. Ruth Benca, M.D., Ph.D., Director of UCI Sleep Center

Dr. Debra A. Hill, M.D., Co-President of UCI School of Medicine Chapter

 

Wednesday, October 28  |  7 – 8 p.m. PDT

 

Join us for a live presentation and Q&A with UCI School of Medicine faculty and Alzheimer’s researchers, Joshua Grill, Ph.D., Director of UCI MIND, and Ruth Benca, M.D., Ph.D., Director of UCI Sleep Center. Learn about risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and lifestyle strategies for maintaining a healthy brain as you age. The program will be moderated by Debra A. Hill, M.D., Co-President of the UCI School of Medicine Alumni Chapter. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity and keep an eye on the UCI Alumni Events page for a registration link soon!

Nov
6
Fri
Facebook LIVE Q&A: How does heart health impact the brain? @ www.facebook.com/UCIrvineMIND
Nov 6 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

How to Attend Live & Ask Questions:

  1. Login (or create an account) at facebook.com.
  2. Visit facebook.com/UCIrvineMIND  on Friday at 11 AM PST to view our Facebook page  (You can also “Like” and “Follow” our page in advance to receive notifications when we go live).
  3. Scroll down our page to find the video, watch it live, and type questions into the comments box.

About the Speaker:

Daniel Nation, PhD is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science in the UCI School of Social Ecology. He earned his PhD in clinical health psychology from the University of Miami. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship researching biological psychiatry and neuroscience at UC San Diego and another postdoctoral fellowship studying cognitive rehabilitation in traumatic brain injury at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. Dr. Nation’s research examines the role of vascular factors in cognitive aging with an aim to improve early detection and identify targets for potential new therapies.

Dec
4
Fri
Facebook LIVE Q&A: Can stem cells treat Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias? @ www.facebook.com/UCIrvineMIND
Dec 4 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

How to Attend Live & Ask Questions:

  1. Login (or create an account) at facebook.com.
  2. Visit facebook.com/UCIrvineMIND  on Friday at 11 AM PST to view our Facebook page  (You can also “Like” and “Follow” our page in advance to receive notifications when we go live).
  3. Scroll down our page to find the video, watch it live, and type questions into the comments box.

About the Speaker:

Mathew Blurton-Jones, PhD is an Associate Professor of Neurobiology & Behavior in the UCI School of Biological Sciences. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from UC San Diego. The primary focus of his research is to examine the underlying molecular mechanisms that drive the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD), the two most common forms of dementia. His lab uses stem cells, including patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), to study the role of neural and immune cell populations in these disorders. Among his current studies, his lab is using iPSCs to generate human microglia and understand the effects of disease-associated genetic risk factors on microglial function and AD pathology.

Dec
5
Sat
11th Annual UCI MIND A December to Remember Gala
Dec 5 @ 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Save the date! Details will be announced in the coming months.