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Speaker, John R. Sladek, Jr. Ph.D.

“Cellular Repair in the Parkinsonian Primate Brain: fetal, stem and endogenous cell sources”

Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Neuroscience from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Date:             Monday, March 10, 2014

Time:             4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location:      UCI-Tamkin Student Lecture Hall Building F-114

The Reeve-Irvine Research Center and The Stem Cell Research Center presents a seminar for UCI faculty, students, and community members to attend: “Cellular Repair in the Parkinsonian Primate Brain: fetal, stem and endogenous cell sources.” Dr. Sladek has focused on the unique distribution of the histologically identifiable monoamine neurotransmitters; especially dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin as well as peptidergic neurons of the hypothalamus including vasopressin, oxytocin, LHRH and others. His proof of principle finding led to the first clinical trials in Parkinson patients and in recent years has been extended to incorporate human neural stem cells in the experimental protocols. He is the founding president of the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair, he has presented at over 350 invited meetings and seminars and is Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the Journal, Experimental Neurology.