Dorothy J Killam Lecture: From Development to Repair - How Growth Factors and Stem Cells Build the Nervous System


Montreal Neurological Institute De Grandpre communications Center, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

From Development to Repair - How Growth Factors and Stem Cells Build the Nervous System

Freda Miller

Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories, Dept. of Medical Genetics, UBC, Canada

Abstract: This lecture will focus on how growth factors and neural stem cells collaborate to build the mammalian brain and generate the right numbers and types of neurons and glial cells, and how this can go awry in response to genetic or environmental perturbations associated with neurodevelopmental disorders. This lecture will also describe how knowledge gained from these foundational studies can lead to brain repair strategies based on harnessing endogenous neural precursor cells in the human brain.

The Neuro's Dorothy J. Killam Lecture was established in 2004 to recognize women of influence in business, science, politics or the humanities.

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The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital)
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