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Gregorio Valdez, PhD
Cellular and Molecular Analysis of Aging: Disease-Afflicted and Regenerating Neuromuscular Synapses
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the Center for Brain Science, Harvard University
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016
VTCRI shuttle van departs from Blacksburg in front of Burruss Hall at 3:00 p.m., returning at 6:00 p.m.
Gregorio Valdez, PhD, will describe the effects of aging, exercise, and caloric restriction on the peripheral synapses (the neuromuscular junction). He will also demonstrate the role of a specific microRNA in regenerating neuromuscular synapses after injury and in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
About the Speaker:
Gregorio Valdez is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University.