Frank LaFerla,Ph.D. spoke at the “Spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease,” an educational event presented at the CIRM Governing Board Meeting on December 10, 2008. LaFerla gave a summary of Alzheimer’s disease and presented data from his lab that shows the ability of neural stem cells to rescue memory and learning in mice that display cognitive deficits that mimic Alzheimer’s. LaFerla is the Director of the Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia and he is the Chancellor’s Professor of Neuroscience at the University of California, Irvine.
Leeza Gibbons, a patient advocate member of the CIRM Governing Board and the founder of the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, introduced LaFerla.
The CIRM-hosted event was presented in partnership with the University of California, Irvine at the UC Irvine Student Center