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Pedigree-Based Approaches to Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr. Kauwe will be talking about his research on Alzheimer’s disease.
Speaker information: Dr. Kauwe is a Professor and Department Chair of Biology at Brigham Young University. He received his undergraduate degree and master’s degree from Brigham Young University and a PhD from Washington University in 2007. He is an internationally recognized researcher specializing in genetics of complex traits and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Kauwe’s research focuses on innovative approaches to characterize the genetic architecture of Alzheimer’s disease with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. Dr. Kauwe’s research efforts are designed to
include significant contributions from BYU undergraduates and significant outreach components. He has made important contributions towards discovering more than a dozen new genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, resulting in publications in respected journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Nature Genetics, Neuron, Neurology, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Kauwe has served a panelist for the NIH Summit on Alzheimer’s disease and as the Scientific Lead for the SAGE AD Challenge. He is currently a Senior Editor for the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia.
For more information, please contact Reem Khalil ([email protected]).