Interactions of Protein Aggregates in Neurodegenerative Disease: Implications for Drug Development Rakez Kayed, Ph.D. . Biosketch

Speaker: 

Rakez Kayed, Ph.D.

Date: 

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: 

SEC 204

Abstract: 

Dr. Kayed is an Associate Professor at the Department of Neurology and the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, and a member of George & Cynthia Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development at University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX. Dr. Kayed is a world expert on amyloid and tau oligomers, he pioneered in the development of conformational antibodies and their applications, and has coauthored more than eighty articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Kayed"s research focuses on tau and amyloid oligomers in neurodegenerative disorders, their structure, toxicity and role in the disease pathogenesis.