Neurodegeneration Early Career Researcher Meeting 2021

Neurodegeneration Early Career Researcher Meeting 2021


Timestamp of recording:

02:53 - Dr Shane Liddelow, NYU Langone “Glia and mentors: all that matters is support”

44:46 - Dr Charlie Arber, University College London “Familial Alzheimer’s disease mutations in PSEN1 lead to premature stem cell neurogenesis"

1:05:42 - Anushka Bhargava, University of Sheffield “Identification of Arfaptin-2 as a potential therapeutic target for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using iPSC-derived motor neurons and zebrafish as models of ALS”

1:22:10 - Dr Catia Gomes, University of Indiana “Astrocytes contribute to retinal ganglion cell neurodegeneration in a glaucoma patient-specific pluripotent stem cell model” 

Chetan Patil of University of Manitoba, Canada and Kayenat Parveen of University Hospital Boon, Germany have asked for their talks not to be included for intellectual property protection reasons.  


Keynote Speaker 
Dr Shane Liddelow

NYU Langone, United States. Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology. 

"Glia and Mentors: all that matters is support"

What makes a good mentor and what the heck do astrocytes have to do with anything? A quick overview of good mentor habits and exciting glialbiology.

About the speaker

Dr Shane Liddelow gained his Bachelors of Science (Hons) and Biomedical Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia, majoring in Neuroscience and Anatomy & Cell Biology. He received his PhD with Katarzyna Dziegielewska and Norman Saunders in Pharmacology also from the University of Melbourne. As a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University his research focused on astrocytes, the major glial subtype in the brain. Now Shane is a highly successful Assistant Professor at NYU Langone. His most recent research showed that reactive astrocytes release a toxic factor that kills specific subtypes of neurons and are present in brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition to his glowing publication record and academic CV, Shane is a key advocate for Early-Career Researchers and for encouraging inclusivity and diversity in science.

ECR Speakers Announced!


Dr Charlie Arber

Postdoctoral Researcher
University College London, United Kingdom

Dr Cátia Gomes

Postdoctoral Researcher
Indiana University School of Medicine, United States

Anushka Bhargava

PhD Candidate
Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), United Kingdom

Chetan Patil

PhD Candidate
University of Manitoba, Canada

Kayenat Parveen

PhD Candidate
University Hospital Bonn, Germany