O título do seminário da Profa. Lea Grinberg foi “Integrando novas e antigas tecnologias para desvendar a doença de Alzheimer“, no encontro inaugural do PUBTechSF no Consulado do Brasil em SF.
Lea Grinberg is a neuropathologist specializing in brain aging and associated disorders. She received her MD and PhD degrees in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2003, along with colleagues from several disciplines, she founded a brain bank in São Paulo, Brazil, which has developed into an extremely prolific and highly regarded institution. Her PhD work was focused in the neuropathology of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD-TDP). From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Grinberg acquired expertise in neuroanatomy and in the use of state-of-the-art methods for tridimensional brain reconstruction at the University of Würzburg, Germany. This knowledge is being utilized in several projects, including an NIH funded study in which the overarching goal is to provide an integrated picture of brainstem vulnerability in Alzheimer Disease and FTLD-TDP and to incorporate this understanding into their etiopathogenesis, testing the hypothesis that selected brainstem nuclei are interdependently and consistently involved in very early stages of AD and FTLD-TDP. Currently, Dr. Grinberg is an Assistant Professor at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. In 2009, she was the recipient of the UNESCO-L’Oréal Award “For Women in Science” and in 2010 of the John Douglas French Alzheimer Foundation “Distinguished Research Scholar Award.” She is also the chairwoman of the HUPO Brain Proteome Project since 2013. Image courtesy of the Alzheimers Association.
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