Selective brain region vulnerability in Parkinson’s Disease is governed by α-Synuclein conformations

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Dr. Tim Bartels is currently leading the program “Structure-Function Relationship in Neurodegeneration” at the DRI at the UCL in addition to his position as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He received his Master’s Degree in Chemistry at the Technical University Munich and conducted his PhD in Biophysics at the Adolf Butenandt Institute (Director Christian Haass) at the Ludwig-Maximilian University under the official supervision of Prof. Johannes Buchner (Technical University Munich). He continued his post-doctoral training with Dennis Selkoe at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School where he also accepted his first faculty position as Instructor and later Assistant Professor of Neurology. His lab is dedicated to the involvement of the different forms of the presynaptic protein alpha-synuclein in Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Furthermore, his lab is interested in novel context specific pathways of protein folding/misfolding and the involvement of lipids in neurodegeneration.