Killam Seminar Series: Mechanisms of Multiple System Atrophy and Other Parkinson’s Related Disorders


Speaker: Nadia Stefanova, MD, PhD, DSc.

Professor of Translational Neurodegeneration Research, Medical University of Innsbruck, EU

Registration: available now on Eventbrite

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Abstract: Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare late-onset neurodegenerative disorder characterized by α-synuclein inclusions in oligodendrocytes. The disease has a rapid progression with death of the patients within 6 to 9 years after the first clinical diagnosis and no effective cure. The causes of MSA remain largely unknown. Different animal models are applied to understand the disease mechanisms and identify targets for disease modification. Currently, experimental therapies focus on lowering the α-synuclein pathology and the neuroinflammation accompanying the neurodegeneration in MSA.

The Killam Seminar Series at The Neuro

Supported by the generosity of the Killam Trusts, The Neuro’s Killam Seminar series hosts outstanding guest speakers whose research is of interest to the scientific community at The Neuro and McGill University.

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Sasha Kelly
Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital
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