Using pluripotent stem cells to develop models, dissect pathways and discover new therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease

Speaker Details:

Jessica Young
Assistant Professor, PhD
UW / Department of Pathology

Lecture Details:

January 17, 2019
12:30 p.m.
Foege N130A, Wallace H. Coulter Seminar Room

Abstract:

Pluripotent stem cells are a powerful tool to investigate underlying cellular dysfunction for human disease. Our group uses human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) differentiated to human neurons to investigate genetic variation in vesicular trafficking pathways as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and a platform to discover new therapeutic strategies

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Young received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington’s Molecular and Cellular Biology program in 2009. She pursued postdoctoral work at UCSD and returned to UW in 2016 as an Assistant Professor in the Pathology Department and member of the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. Her laboratory focuses on developing human neuronal models for Alzheimer’s disease