New Uses for Old Things: Ancient Immune System Used for New Therapies

November 21, 2019, 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm

Venture Café, Havana Room
4240 Duncan Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), in collaboration with Venture Café, is hosting Precision Medicine Series on the third Thursday of every month! This November, join us to hear two scholars from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD, Alan A and Edith L Wolff Professor of Developmental Biology, and Jeffrey Milbrandt, MD, PhD, James S. McDonnell Professor of Genetics and Head of the Department of Genetics. They will be discussing their discovery of a new family of enzymes and their role in maintaining neural circuitry that has led to new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Unexpectedly, these enzymes have been identified as being part of an ancient immune system and have great potential to improve human health.

For more information, please contact Tricia Salyer, Precision Medicine Navigator at ICTS, at salyerp@wustl.edu.