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Seminar – Peter Todd, MD, PhD – “Nucleotide Repeat Expansion Disorders: Molecular Mechanisms and Paths to Therapy”
February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Peter Todd, MD, PhD
University of Michigan
About the Speaker: Peter K. Todd, M.D., Ph.D., is the Bucky and Patti Harris Professor and Associate Chair of research in the Department of Neurology in the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Todd earned his bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of California, San Diego. He obtained his medical degree and completed his doctorate in neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin studying the function and regulation of the Fragile X protein and its role in Fragile X Syndrome. After neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, he did a clinical and research fellowship in movement disorders and neurogenetics at the University of Michigan with Dr. Hank Paulson.
As a physician scientist, Todd’s lab studies the mechanisms by which nucleotide repeat expansions cause neurological disorders with a long term goal of developing novel therapeutics for these currently untreatable conditions. His lab has published extensively on Fragile X-associated disorders, such as Fragile X Syndrome and Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS) as well as C9orf72 repeat expansions that cause ALS and frontotemporal dementia. As a clinician, Todd directs the UM Ataxia clinic and the UM Fragile X Clinic where he sees adult patients with inherited neurological diseases. He also founded and directs the Clinical Neurogenetics Research Program, which aims to improve research and care for patients with inherited neurological disorders. He has received numerous awards, including the S. Weir Mitchell Alliance award from the American Academy of Neurology and the Derek Denny Brown Award from the American Neurological Association.
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The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) grant P50HD105353.