CFUW Sherbrooke & District
TheCanadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Sherbrooke & District Club is pleased to feature Dr. Rona K. Graham Ph. D. who will discuss how proteins involved in cell death pathways are regulated with aging and how they may be altered during the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Graham is Assistant Prof at the University of Sherbrooke and has a Canada Research Chair in Neurodegeneratative diseases.
Neurodegeneration is the loss of structure and function of neurons in the brain which causes cellular dysfunction and the eventual death of brain cells. This cellular dysfunction can result in cognitive deficits and Dr. Ph. D. motor abnormalities. Several neurological diseases, including Parkinson, Alzheimer, Huntington disease, and Stroke, occur as a result of a neurodegenerative process. The prevalence of these diseases is increasing dramatically as people are living longer, and now affect millions of people worldwide.
The overall goal of Dr Graham’s research is to outline the critical, common steps involved in the development of neurological diseases and help identify treatments that could delay or prevent brain degeneration. This is topic that is relevant to many of us.
Dr. Graham will also discuss her path to becoming a neuroscientist. The public is invited to hear this free important presentation on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 8:00 PM at Amédée-Beaudoin Community Centre 10 SamuelGratham St. in Lennoxville. Reservations are not necessary.
Rona K. Graham