Movement disorders and neurodegenerative disease discussed in HudsonAlpha Seminar


Found in Translation; Application of c. elegans to accelerate discovery for modulators of dopaminergic neurodegeneration was the topic of the research seminar by Dr. Guy Caldwell.

Dr. Guy Caldwell is a University Distinguished Research Professor at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. His laboratory’s research on movement disorders and neurodegenerative disease has repeatedly been published in top journals including Science, Cell, PNAS, Nature Neuroscience, and The Journal of Neuroscience, among others.

In his seminar he discussed the benefits of using C. elegans, or roundworms, in research of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s. The c. elegan make an excellent model organism for genetic investigations, as they are the only animal that have complete neuronal connectivity determined.

This seminar was hosted by Rick Myers, PhD and Kevin Bowling, PhD.

More information on HudsonAlpha Research Seminars, including the upcoming schedule, can be found at hudsonalpha.org/seminars.