CANCELLED – HYBRID NGI Center Thursday Special Seminar: Rita Guerreiro (Van Andel Institute) – “Dementia genetics: From common variants to rare populations”

May 5, 2022
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Zoom/4444 Forest Park Ave., Room 5303 (Medical Campus)

“Dementia genetics: From common variants to rare populations”

Hosted by the NeuroGenomics and Informatics (NGI) Center

Dr. Guerreiro is an Associate Professor at Van Andel Institute Center for Neurodegenerative Science since 2018. In her lab, Dr. Guerreiro investigates the genetic contributors to both common and rare/familial forms of Alzheimer Disease and Parkinson Disease. Dr. Guerreiro and her team were pioneers in the identification of TREM2 as the cause of a frontotemporal dementia-like phenotype in a group of Turkish families. This finding opened the door to the identification of TREM2 variants as very significant genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s.


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