A role for neutrophils in Alzheimer’s disease
Gabriela Constantin, MD, PhD is a Professor of General Pathology and Immunology and Head of the Laboratory of Neuroimmunology at the University of Verona, Italy. Dr. Constantin received her medical degree and completed her residency in neurology at the University of Milan, Italy. She obtained a PhD in molecular and cellular pathology at the University if Verona. She is a recognized leader in neuroimmunology and her studies are focused on the role of leukocyte trafficking in brain autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. She contributed to the identification of key inflammation mechanisms in multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. Her group has recently demonstrated a role for neutrophil trafficking in Alzheimer’s disease indicating new therapeutic strategies in this type of dementia. Her projects are funded by national and international agencies including the European Research Council (ERC), National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) NY, USA and Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF).
Date: 21 March 2016, 12:00 (Monday, 10th week, Hilary 2016)
Venue: Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Headington OX3 7FY
Venue Details: Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof Gabriela Constantin (University of Verona)
Organising department: Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS)
Organiser: Gintare Kolesnikovaite (Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology)
Organiser contact email address: Gintare.Kolesnikovaite@kennedy.ox.ac.uk
Host: Prof Irina Udalova (University of Oxford)
Part of: Kennedy Institute Seminars
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Gintare Kolesnikovaite