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Nonhuman Primate Brain: Alzheimer’s, Addiction, and Other Abnormalities

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Nonhuman Primate Brain: Alzheimer’s, Addiction, and Other Abnormalities

March 14, 2019 @ 6:30 am – 12:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Kimpton Cardinal Hotel
401 North Main Street
NC 27101
Nonhuman Primate Brain: Alzheimer’s, Addiction, and Other Abnormalities @ Kimpton Cardinal Hotel

The Wake Forest Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Primate Signature Program and the Wake Forest Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center are sponsoring a symposium on the Nonhuman Primate Brain. The practicum comprises of presentations devoted to a separate topic related to the use of monkeys in translational research.

Topics covered

  • Alcoholism
  • Cognition
  • Early life neurodevelopment
  • Neurologic basis of cognitive aging
  • For those attending in person, the Wake Forest CTSI is hosting tours of its primate facilities on request. There is a place on the registration form allowing registrants to indicate their interest in joining a tour.

Who should attend?

The symposium is open to scientists, laboratory personnel, and administrators. Attendance can be in person or via webinar. Register to receive access for the webinar.

Speakers and talks

  • Ranking the Cognitive Abilities of Rhesus Monkeys to Address Risk for Heavy Drinking and Underlying Cortical-Striatal Circuitry
    Kathleen Grant, PhD –Oregon National Primate Center
  • Quantitative Neuroimaging in NHPs: From Structure to Function
    Kiran Solingapuram Sai, PhD –Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Novel PET Radiotracers for Neuroimaging in NHPs
    Chris Whitlow, MD –Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Animal Models of Neurobehavioral Development
    Melissa Bauman, PhD –University of California, Davis
  • Modeling Neurovascular Injury and Neuroinflammationwith Radiation-Induced Brain Injury in NHPs
    Rachel Andrews, PhD –Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center: Neuroscience Resources
    Carol Shively, PhD –Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Neurobiological Bases of Cognitive Aging: Insights from the Normal Aging Rhesus Monkey
    Douglas Rosene, PhD, FAAA –Boston University


Registration is free and includes breakfast and lunch the day of the symposium. Please register before March 4.

Attending in person? Rooms are available at the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel for $179 per night.