Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, MSB, B-610, 185 S. Orange Ave., Newark, NJ

The day-long Herbert & Jacqueline Krieger Klein Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and Neurodegeneration organized by the Brain Health Institute and Rutgers Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (RUADRC) features speakers who are leaders in the field of Alzheimer's disease, dementia and neurodegeneration.

To learn more about Alzheimer's and dementia research at Rutgers and to support the basic and translational initiatives underway to develop new treatments for AD and dementia, visit the RUADRC website.

Program with Speaker Abstracts (available in PDF format here)

8.30-9.00 AM


Gellene Room, MSB

9.00 – 9.15 AM

Gary Aston-Jones, PhD

Director, Rutgers Brain Health Institute,  Strongwater Endowed Chair in Neuroscience and Brain Health

Brian Strom, MD, MPH

Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Gellene Room, MSB

9.15 - 9.30 AM

Hon. Herbert C. Klein, Esq.

Rutgers alum, emeritus member of the Rutgers Foundation Board of Overseers, Represented NJ in US Congress, served in NJ General Assembly

Gellene Room, MSB

9.30 - 10.10 AM

Ottavio Arancio, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology, The Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain, Columbia University, NY.

Amyloid-Beta and Tau Proteins in Alzheimer’s Disease: Is the Amyloid Hypothesis Correct?

B-610, MSB

10.15 -10.40 AM

Mark Gluck, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience and Public Health, Director, Aging and Brain Health Alliance, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ.

Interactions between physical fitness and ABC7 gene variations on Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers in older African Americans

B-610, MSB

10.45 -10.55 AM

Coffee break

Gellene Room, MSB

11.00 -11.25 AM

Daniel Schneider, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Rutgers- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ.

Challenges of a Dementia Clinic in 21st Century America

B-610, MSB

11.30 -12.10 PM

Riqiang Yan, PhD

Professor and Chair, Neuroscience, William Beecher Scoville Professor in Neuroscience, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT.

Enhancing neurogenesis to reverse neuronal loss in AD mouse models by CX3CL1 back signals

B-610, MSB

12.15 – 1.25 PM


Gellene Room, MSB

1.30 - 2.10 PM

Domenico Pratico,  MD, FCPP

Professor of Pharmacology and Microbiology and Immunology, Scott Richards North Star Charitable Foundation Chair for Alzheimer’s Research, Professor and Director, Alzheimer's Center at Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

The vacuolar protein sorting system and Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis

B-610, MSB

2.15 -2.40 PM

Monica Driscoll, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Neurons Put Out the Trash: A Novel Facet of Proteostasis and Mitochondrial Quality Control

B-610, MSB

2.45 – 3.10 PM

Christopher Rongo, PhD

Professor and Vice-Chair of Genetics, Undergraduate Director of Genetics, Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Impaired mitochondrial transport in a C. elegans tauopathy model

B-610, MSB

3.15 -3.25 PM

Coffee break

Gellene Room, MSB

3.30 – 3.55 PM

Federico Sesti, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Rutgers- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ.

Oxidation of Potassium Channels in Alzheimer's Disease

B-610, MSB

4.00 – 4.25PM

Hyung Jin Ahn, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, Rutgers Brain Health Institute, Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ.

Hereditary cerebral amyloid angiopathy-linked mutations enhance cerebral deposits of plasma protein fibrinogen

B-610, MSB

4.30 – 5.00PM

Luciano D’Adamio, MD, PhD

Herbert C. and Jacqueline Krieger Klein Endowed Chair in Alzheimer's Disease and Neurodegeneration Research, Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience, and Neurology, Associate Director, Rutgers Brain Health Institute, Director, Herbert C. and Jacqueline Krieger Klein Center in Alzheimer's Disease and Neurodegeneration Research, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ.

APP processing in Dementia Knock-In rats

B-610, MSB