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Gregorio Valdez, PhD

Gregorio Valdez, PhD

Cellular and Molecular Analysis of Aging: Disease-Afflicted and Regenerating Neuromuscular Synapses


August 15, 2011, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Gregorio Valdez, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the Center for Brain Science, Harvard University


Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, R1059, Roanoke (Simulcast: ICTAS Room 310, Blacksburg)
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.

Additional Details

This is a free event. The host is Michael Friedlander, PhD. For more information, please call 540-526-2070, or send an e-mail.

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