Lecture scheduled on therapeutic targets for dementia-causing disease

The Penn State College of Medicine Department of Pathology Visiting Professor Lecture Series will be held at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Pathology Conference Room, C7702 on the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center campus. The guest lecturer Dr. Thomas Montine, Alvord Professor and interim chair, Department of Pathology, and adjunct professor of neurological surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., will present "Therapeutic Targets for Diseases that Cause Dementia."

Montine is a neuropathologist with research interests in the structural and molecular bases of cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The goal of his work is to define key pathogenic steps and thereby identify new potential therapeutic targets through a combination of epidemiology-related neuropathology, biomarkers for clinical trials and experimental studies. His lab focuses on neurotoxicology, white matter injury, prostaglandin E2 receptor subtypes in neurodegeneration, and pharmaconeuropathology of brain aging and dementia. Montine is the director of the Pacific Northwest Udall Center and is associate director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of Washington.

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Last Updated November 08, 2012