5:30 p.m. Happy Half Hour
6:00 p.m. Pot Luck Supper
6:30 p.m. Program
New Frontiers for Aging Brains
The Woman’s Club of Albany (WCA) will hold a program on Monday, February 27, titled “New Frontiers for Aging Brains.” This program is part of the WCA’s Member Monday series and is open to the public. The evening starts with a meet-and-greet at 5:30 p.m. and pot luck supper at 6:00 p.m.; the program will begin at 6:45 p.m.
In this program, New Frontiers for Aging Brains, the discussion will include:
- Recent discoveries about how brain diseases work;
- Novel directions for therapies for Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other dementias;
- Misfolding proteins that trigger breakdowns in the functions of critical cells; and
- Engineered antibody technologies.
Our speaker will be Anne Messer, PhD, who has presented extensively to patient and caregiver groups, in addition to several scientific conferences each year. Anne is a principal investigator on the team of the Neural Stem Cell Institute, Regenerative Research Foundation and a professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University at Albany. Prior to the NSCI, she directed the Molecular Genetics Program and the Laboratory of Human Genetics at the New York State Department of Health. Anne is a senior scientist focused on development of novel therapeutics for degenerative diseases caused by misfolding proteins that trigger breakdowns in the functions of critical cells. She pioneered the use of engineered antibody technologies for Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease.