September 13: “Using Stem Cells to Develop Novel Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease”

Board of Associates members and friends: join us on the evening of September 13, 2012 in New York City for a special Whitehead Institute cocktail reception and scientific presentation by Dr. Vikram Khurana.

Vikram, who will present a talk entitled “Using Stem Cells to Develop Novel Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease” is both a researcher at Whitehead Institute and a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. A Fulbright Scholar, Vikram obtained his PhD in Neurobiology from Harvard University and completed his fellowship in Neurology and Movement Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. At Whitehead Institute, Vikram is facilitating a novel collaboration between Whitehead Institute Members Susan Lindquist and Rudolf Jaenisch. Applying his vast clinical experience, Vikram aims to use stem cell-derived neurons to develop innovative therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases.

“Using Stem Cells to Develop Novel Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease” will be held on September 13, 2012 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at the W. Graham Arader, III Gallery at 1016 Madison Avenue (between 78th and 79th), New York, NY. RSVP for the event below. For questions or additional information, please contact Lauren Gilbert at (617) 258-5489 or lgilbert@wi.mit.edu.