Dr Malú Gámez Tansey - University of Florida

Dr Malú Gámez Tansey - University of Florida

Location: 
Online
Start Time: 
Fri, 10/12/2021 - 9:00am
End Time: 
Fri, 10/12/2021 - 10:00am

WEHI Parkinson’s Disease Special Seminar hosted by Associate Professor Grant Dewson and Dr Sylvie Callegari

Dr Malú Gámez Tansey, PhD

Co-Director, Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, University of Florida; Norman and Susan Fixel Chair in Neuroscience and Neurology, Evelyn F. and William L.;  McKnight Brain Institute

Targeting Chronic Inflammation in the Gut-Brain Axis to Reduce Risks for Neurodegenerative Disease

Join via ZOOM

Webinar ID:
822 0843 4523

Passcode: 019710

Including Q&A session

Malú Gámez Tansey, PhD is the Co-Director of the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease at the University of Florida, as well as the Norman and Susan Fixel Chair in Neuroscience and Neurology, Investigator at the Evelyn F. and William L McKnight Brain Institute.

Dr Tansey obtained her B.S/M.S in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, and her PhD in Cell Regulation from UT Southwestern, where she was in the laboratory of Dr James T. Stull.  She did post-doctoral work in the laboratory of Eugene M. Johnson Jr. at Washington University Medical School. Prior to setting up her academic research lab in 2002 at UT Southwestern Medical Center in the Department of Physiology, she was head of the Chemical Genetics group at Xencor, a biotechnology company in Monrovia, developing novel soluble TNF inhibitors that she used as tools in academia to investigate the role of neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative disease and which have now advanced to clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease and COVID19 for cytokine storm. Dr Tansey is a fierce advocate for women and other under-represented groups in STEM and has earned several mentoring awards from students and faculty for her efforts in this area.

Today, Tansey’s lab focuses on the role of inflammation and immune system responses in brain health with special interest in the gut-brain axis in development of neurodegenerative disease. She studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neuroinflammation in neurological disorders with the long-term goal of developing better therapies to prevent and/or delay these disorders.

 

All welcome!