UCSB neuroscientist gives seminar at HudsonAlpha

Renowned neuroscientist Kenneth Kosik, MD, gave a noon presentation on May 3 in the auditorium for the HudsonAlpha Research Seminars. Kosik discussed groundbreaking research, including the characterization in Colombia of the largest family in the world with familial Alzheimer disease. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, BBC, CNN, PBS and the CBS show 60 Minutes.

Kosik served as professor at the Harvard Medical School from 1996 until 2004 when he became the Harriman Professor and Co-Director of the Neuroscience Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He co-directs the Tau Consortium and co-founded the Learning and the Brain Conference. He received a Whitaker Health Sciences Award from MIT, a Milton Foundation Award from the Harvard Medical School, the Moore Award from American Association of Neuropathologists, the Metropolitan Life Award, the Derek Denny-Brown Award from the American Neurological Association, the Zenith and Temple Awards from the Alzheimer’s Association, the Ranwell Caputo Medal from the Argentine Society of Neurochemistry, the NASA Group Achievement Award to Neurolab Team, the Premio Aventis from the Academia Nacional de Medicina, Colombia, and the Santa Barbara Innovation Star Award. He co-authored the books The Alzheimer’s Solution: How Today’s Care is Failing Millions and How We Can Do Better and Outsmarting Alzheimer’s Disease.

The next research seminar will be at noon on May 17 in the HudsonAlpha auditorium featuring Michael Flister, PhD. Flister is an assistant professor of physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He will discuss New Tools for Mapping Genetic Modifiers of Cancer Risk in the Tumor Microenvironment. HudsonAlpha research faculty investigator Jozef Lazar, MD, PhD, will host the seminar.

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