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The NGI is Well Represented at the 2021 AD/PD Conference

The Alzheimer’s Disease/Parkinson’s disease (AD/PD) annual conference began yesterday and will continue through Sunday, March 14. The virtual conference provides 6 full days of scientific presentations and symposia including a mix of pre-recorded oral presentations and live discussions with presenters.

The NGI is represented by 10 of our own researchers who are presenting their recent work on Alzheimer and Parkinson’s diseases. The center will also have 5 ePosters on display throughout the conference. The NGI’s contributions to this year’s conference stretches across many “omic” approaches to identify risk factors, biomarkers, and drug targets that will help progress the field of neurodegenerative disease study.

We would like to recognize the hard work done by each of our presenters. The presenters and the title of their talks and posters is listed below:

  • Laura Ibanez –
    • Oral presentation: Prediction of Alzheimer Disease Using Plasma RNA Sequences
    • ePoster: A Comprehensive Analysis of Dementia Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers Using GWAS, Polygenic Risk Scores and Mendelian Randomization in Parkinson’s Disease
  • Brenna Kizer
    • Oral presentation: Determining the Metabolomic And Lipidomic Landscape of Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic Subtypes
  • Chengren Yang
    • Oral presentation: Integrative Multi-Tissue Multi-Omics for Biomarker and Therapeutic Target Discovery in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) And Parkinson Disease (PD) 
  • Logan Brase
    • Oral presentation: Molecular Characterization of Autosomal Dominant and Sporadic Alzheimer’s Disease Brains Leveraging Single-Nuclei RNA-Sequencing
  • Carolina Soriano-Tarraga
    • Oral presentation: DNA Methylation in Autosomal Dominantly Inherited and Sporadic Alzheimer’s Disease Brains
  • Carlos Cruchaga
    • Oral presentation: Circular RNAs are Significantly Associated with Both Symptomatic and Pre-Symptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease
    • ePoster: The TMEM106B FTD-Protective Variant, rs1990621, Is Also Associated with Increased Neuronal Proportion
  • Victoria Fernandez
    • Oral presentation: Enrichment of Rare Variants and Lysosomal Pathways are Important Contributors to Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
    • ePoster: Functional Exploration of AGFG2, A Novel Player in The Pathology of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Yun Ju Sung
    • Oral presentation: Multi-Tissue Proteomic Signatures of Genetically-Defined Alzheimer’s Disease Cases: A Window into Precision Medicine 
    • ePoster: A Genome-Wide Association Study for CSF Aβ42 and Tau With 6,000 Individuals
  • Achal Neupane
    • Oral presentation: Identification of Genetic Modifiers for Alzheimer’s Disease – The Familial Alzheimer’s Sequencing (FASE) Project
  • Ciyang Wang
    • ePoster: Brain Metabolome-wide Association Study with Alzheimer’s Disease Cohort

This link will take you to the interactive scientific program and ePoster gallery. If you are registered for the AD/PD conference you can watch the talks and view the ePosters.

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