Upcoming Events: Seminar Series

The McCance Center for Brain Health Seminar Series meets every other week on Mondays from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon and brings upwards of 60 faculty members and their labs together to present on and discuss the development of brain health indicators and interventions, as well as efforts to integrate brain health assessments into primary care. This vibrant community of clinicians and scientists from across Mass General and its partner institutions is embracing radically new approaches to preventing brain disease and promoting brain health across the lifespan. The series often welcomes external speakers who are also conducting transformational work in this field. 

Speaker Schedule

  • 11/1/21: Luisa Quinti, PhD, Department of Neurology, Mass General
    Josh Roffman, MD, Co-Director, Mass General Neuroscience, Director, Mass General Early Brain Development Initiative, McCance Center Faculty Member
    Dr. Quinti has been actively involved in the development of therapeutics for several neurodegenerative diseases and is passionate about developing and implementing reliable models of Alzheimer’s disease to identify novel drug targets. Dr. Roffman's research merges brain imaging, genomics, and clinical trials to examine folic acid abnormalities in schizophrenia.
  • 11/15/21: Dmitry Prokopenko, PhD, McCance Center Faculty Member
    Daphne Holt, MD, PhD, Athinoula A. Martinos Center, McCance Center Faculty Member
    Dr. Prokopenko, Dr. Tanzi and colleagues have completed the first systematic whole-genome sequencing study in Alzheimer's disease (AD), detecting 13 rare gene variants not previously associated with AD. Dr. Holt has investigated the neurocognitive basis of the core symptoms of psychotic illness, including delusions, negative affect, and social impairment, reporting some of the first evidence for abnormalities.
  • 11/29/21: Doo Yeon Kim, PhD, Department of Neurology, Mass General, McCance Center Faculty Member
    Howard Sesso, ScD, MPH, Departments of Epidemiology and Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital
    Dr. Kim his team developed a three-dimensional human neural cell culture model of AD; his lab also studies how Alzheimer’s beta-secretase, BACE1, regulates synaptic and axonal ion channel trafficking using cellular and mouse models. Dr. Sesso's primary research is in the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially hypertension.
  • 12/13/21: Christiane Wrann, DVM, PhD, McCance Center Faculty Member
    Se Hoon Choi, PhD, Department of Neurology, Mass General, McCance Center Faculty Member
    Drs. Choi and Wrann focus on the molecular mechanisms of the beneficial effects of exercise on metabolism and the brain as well as the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.

If you would like to attend these seminars, please contact Jordan Karten.

Prior Events

Learn more about the Center's annual symposium and watch seminar recordings here.