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Fragile Genes and Autism The Fragile X Family

Event Date : December 7th, 2011

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VENUE: California State University, Sacramento in the University Union Ballroom

Dr. Paul Hagerman will discuss current research using adult stem cells to develop models explaining neuronal dysfunction and develop targeted therapies for fragile X disorders. Fragile X syndrome is the leading known genetic cause of autism, which is an inherited form of mental impairment. It may also cause neurodegenerative disorders with features of dementia and loss of movement.

Hagerman is a leading expert in Fragile X syndrome and focused on the molecular genetics of neuro developmental and neurodegenerative diseases. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University School of Medicine. He currently works in the UC Davis Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and Neuro Therapeutics Research Institute (NTRI) Sacramento.

This lecture will be presented by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Excellence. The Topics in Regenerative Medicine Lecture Series is funded through a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) grant in collaboration with the UC Davis Stem Cell Program. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit the Center for STEM Excellence website at Current Lecture Information Directions and a parking permit can be located on the postcard link on this page.

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