Prevent and Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases

Getting to the heart of the matter: Precision therapies for age-related neurodegenerative diseases

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET

As scientists unravel the ways that genetic inheritance and aging influence the function of a person’s cells, tissues and organs, they are also finding new ways to prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases. In his Front Row lecture, Scripps Research professor Jeff Kelly will share his research into a broad set of disorders where aberrantly folded proteins lead to degeneration of the heart and/or nervous system. He’ll explain how his research led to the first regulatory agency-approved therapy for these so-called amyloid diseases and how he and his team are developing future precision therapies for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Jeff Kelly, PhD

Jeff Kelly, PhD
Lita Annenberg Hazen Professor of Chemistry
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Scripps Research