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June 2021

Thomas Montine, M.D., Ph.D. – Jay Van Andel Seminar Series

June 30 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

“Synaptopathology in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases” Dr. Montine received his education at Columbia University (BA in Chemistry), the University of Rochester (PhD in Pharmacology), and McGill University (MD and CM). His postgraduate medical training was at Duke University, and he was junior faculty at Vanderbilt University where he was awarded the Thorne Professorship in Pathology. In 2002, Dr. Montine was appointed as the Alvord Endowed Professor in Neuropathology and Director of the Division of Neuropathology at the University of Washington.…

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July 2021

Origins of Cancer

July 22 - July 23
Virtual MI United States

Origins of Cancer is a scientific symposium that brings together students, scientists and medical professionals to discuss the latest breakthroughs in cancer research. The 2021 meeting will delve into the emerging field of cancer neuroscience. Speakers will discuss the unique genetics and epigenetics of brain tumors, neural signaling mechanisms that influence tumor initiation and progression, the cellular pathways driving epidemiologic links between cancer and neurodegenerative disease, the neurotoxicity of cancer treatments and more.

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August 2021

Shane Liddelow, Ph.D. – Jay Van Andel Seminar Series

August 18 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Shane Liddelow, Ph.D. New York University– Langone Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Patrik Brundin, M.D., Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Pablo Sardi, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

August 25 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Pablo Sardi, Ph.D. Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Madalynn Erb, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Association) Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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September 2021

Greg Wang, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

September 22 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Greg Wang, Ph.D. University of North Carolina –Chapel Hill Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Hong Wen, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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October 2021

Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease

October 6 - October 8
Virtual MI United States

Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease brings together hundreds of scientists, clinicians and people with Parkinson’s to explore the latest Parkinson’s disease research. The 2021 symposium will focus on the influence of genetic risk factors on cell and brain biology, including risk for Parkinson’s and the roles of organellar trafficking, lipid metabolism, the endolysosomal system and neuropathology. Speakers also will discuss how genetic factors may be leveraged for treatment with a special focus on clinical trials, drug discovery and biomarker development that…

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Matt Lorincz, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

October 13 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Matt Lorincz, Ph.D. University of British Columbia Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Scott Rothbart, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Stephane Angers, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

October 20 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Stephane Angers, Ph.D. University of Toronto Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Bart Williams, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Qing Zhang, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

October 27 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Qing Zhang, Ph.D. UT Southwestern Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Xiaobing Shi, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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December 2021

Wentian Yang, M.D., Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

December 1 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Wentian Yang, M.D., Ph.D. Brown University Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Tao Yang, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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