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WellSpring Speaker: “A New Definition of Alzheimer’s”

Greg Carter, Ph.D., researcher from the Jackson Laboratory will speak at The Osborn on Tuesday, October 23, at 7:30 pm. He will share his team’s research into identifying innovative ways to diagnose and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The Jackson Laboratory’s mission is to discover genomic solutions to diseases.

The WellSpring speaker series is free and open to the public. To reserve a spot, or for more information, email RSVP@theosborn.org or call Deb Garvin (914-925-8218).

Gregory Carter received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Minnesota, and held postdoctoral positions at the Niels Bohr Institute, Stony Brook University, and the University of Washington. Drawn by the promise of data-driven biomedicine, Greg transitioned to the Institute for Systems Biology in 2003 to apply mathematical modeling approaches to genomic analysis.

He joined The Jackson Laboratory faculty in 2010, where he develops new analytical frameworks to determine how multiple genetic and environmental factors interact to cause Alzheimer’s disease, metabolic disorders, and autoimmune diseases. He currently leads a multi-institutional computational biology team in the Model Organism Development and Evaluation for Alzheimer’s Disease (MODEL-AD) consortium, involving scientists at JAX, Indiana University, and Sage Bionetworks.

About WellSpring at The Osborn

WellSpring is The Osborn’s integrated approach to wellness that inspires everyone to enjoy life to the fullest by embracing the seven dimensions of wellness:  Intellectual, Social, Environmental, Physical, Spiritual, Emotional and Occupational.

The next speaker coming to The Osborn this fall is Stephen Battaglio, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, who will be talking about politics in television on Saturday, November 3 at 1:00 pm.  To RSVP or for more information, email RSVP@theosborn.org or call Deb Garvin (914-925-8218).

 

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Date:
October 23
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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