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  • Gairdner Foundation to host October event

    Sep 7, 2017 | Posted by: Rhys Mahannah

    The Gairdner Foundation National Program is hosting a event on Monday, October 23, 3:30pm to 6:00pm. This event requires RSVP to attend.

    The event will take place at the University of British Columbia, but will be shared via video-conference at UVic in the Medical Sciences Building, Room 160.

    For more information on the event, including RSVP, click here for the poster. Below is a brief biography on the attending speakers.

    Dr. Huda Zoghbi
    2017 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient
    Professor, Baylor College of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Dr. Zoghbi is the founding Director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital. Zoghbi’s interest is in understanding healthy brain development as well as what goes awry in specific neurological conditions. She has published seminal work on the cause and pathogenesis of Rett syndrome and late-onset neurodegenerative diseases, and has trained many scientists and physician-scientists. Dr. Zoghbi received numerous honors including election to the National Academy of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences.

    Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou
    2016 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient
    Associate Professor, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina State University

    Dr Barrangou is the T. R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Scholar in Probiotics Research and an Associate Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences at North Carolina State University, focusing on the evolution and functions of CRISPR-Cas systems, and their applications in bacteria used in food manufacturing. Recently, Rodolphe received the 2016 Warren Alpert Prize, the 2016 Canada Gairdner International Award, and the 2017 NAS award in Molecular Biology. Dr. Barrangou is also affiliated with Caribou Biosciences, Intellia Therapeutics, and Locus Biosciences.