KIHA Seminar Dr. Joachim Herz

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March 28

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Engineering & Computer Science, Room 510, Event Space

What Is Alzheimer's Disease and Why Is It so Hard to Find A Cure?

Dr. Joachim Herz | Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutic Research | University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

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Dr Herz graduated from Medical School at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 1983. He continued training as a resident in surgery in Germany and England until he joined the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in 1985. There, he received training in Molecular Biology and conducted research work that included the identification and cloning of a novel member of the LDL receptor gene family, the LDL receptor-related protein (LRP). In 1989 Dr. Herz joined the Department of Molecular Genetics where in 1998 he attained his current position of Professor. He is the holder of the Thomas O. Hicks Family Distinguished Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Research.