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Gene Editing Technologies for Treating Neurological Disorders - Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture
Friday, Jun. 14, 2019
noon - 1 p.m. Location: International Reception Hall, Center for BrainHealth

The Center for BrainHealth invites scientists to share their scientific study with students and other researchers at the BrainHealth Frontiers Lunch Lectures. The lectures are heavily science focused and are not intended for a lay audience. This lecture will be held at the Brain Performance Institute - The Ellipse, 2200 West Mockingbird Lane.

Friday, 6/14/2019 at noon

Lunch Available at 11:45am lecture from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Registration is free, but is required - Register for this event

Eric Kildebeck, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern

Topic is Gene Editing Technologies for Treating Neurological Disorders

Over the past 5 years, gene editing has grown from a niche field with a few candidate technologies into a major pillar of biomedical research. These technologies hold promise for treating diseases in many different organ systems in the coming decades, but translation to human patients is still handicapped by a major obstacle: Delivery of gene editors into the human body. In this talk, Dr. Kildebeck will explore the current state-of-the-art for delivering gene editors to the central and peripheral nervous system. He will then look at future avenues for improving delivery methods and what the treatment of neurological disorders with gene therapy may look like in the not-so-distant future.

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Contact Info:
Center for BrainHealth, 972-883-3007

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