Special Guest Seminar - Beth Stevens

Unraveling Microglia Function and Dysfunction in Neurodegenerative Disease

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As part of our virtual 'Special Guest Seminars' series, the UK DRI is delighted to welcome Prof Beth Stevens.

"Unraveling Microglia Function and Dysfunction in Neurodegenerative Disease"

Wednesday 10 June, 16:00 - 17:00 BST

This event is open to UK DRI researchers and support staff only. Registration and associated Zoom links will be distributed via Centre Manager emails nearer the time of the event.

Prof Beth Stevens

Research Associate in Neurology 

Associate Professor of Neurology

F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center, Boston Children's Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Speaker Bio

Beth Stevens received her PhD in Neuroscience in 2003 from the University of Maryland, College Park and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine in 2008. She is a recipient of several awards including the Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research, Dana Foundation Award (Brain and Immunoimaging), Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging award, John Merck Scholar Program, and MacArthur Fellows Program. More recently, in 2018, Beth was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.

The Stevens lab is interested in interactions between the two fundamental cell types of the nervous system, neurons and glia. The laboratory seeks to understand how neuron-glia communication facilitates the formation, elimination and plasticity of synapses—the points of communication between neurons—during both healthy development and disease.