Corey McMillan Research Assistant Professor of Neurology University of Pennsylvania   Precision Medicine Approaches to Understanding ALS Disease Heterogeneity   Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a multi-system neurodegenerative disorder characterized clinically by progressive muscular weakness, as well as cognitive/behavioral dysfunction in 30-50% of patients. However, the risk of neuromuscular and cognitive impairments and their longitudinal […]

John Medaglia Drexel University/University of Pennsylvania   What people think is right and wrong to do with neuroenhancement   Location: Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St. – room F85   Each year, the CNS Public Talk Series highlights an issue or theme. The 2019-2020 theme is Penn Research on Neuroscience and Society. We are […]

Kara Spiller Biomedical Engineering Drexel University   Immunomodulatory Biomaterials for Limb Salvage   Diabetes and peripheral arterial disease affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Patients with these conditions frequently develop chronic wounds on the lower limbs that lead to amputation, with a 5-year mortality rate as high as 77%. Macrophages, the primary cell of […]

Deanna Barch Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences Washington University in St. Louis   Mechanisms of Motivational Impairments in Psychosis   Psychiatric disorders involving psychosis are typically associated with hallucinations and delusions. However, hedonic and motivational impairments are a frequent additional component of psychotic disorders that causes significant disability and functional impairment.  Unfortunately, current treatments […]