Faculty in the Field with Professor Melissa Kosinski-Collins


Wednesday, Jan. 11, 7-9 p.m. 
Beth Jacob Congregation, Mendota Heights

When Good Proteins Go Bad: An Introduction to Neurological Disease Research at Brandeis University

How is it that our brain functions perfectly for 59 years (or 65 years or 70 years) and then suddenly begins to self-destruct at an alarming rate?  

Professor Kosinski-Collins has an uncanny way of making biology and science so exciting that you will want to go back to school and take her Intro to Biology class. She will introduce you to the molecules in our brain with no known function other than to cause the destruction of memory, and explain how a protein's degeneration leads to debilitating diseases such as autism, Lou Gehrig's (ALS) and Parkinson's. She will share updates about ongoing studies at Brandeis and possible future therapies for disease treatment.

Melissa Kosinski-Collins is an associate professor of biology. She received her PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Event chairs: Doug Affinito '80, Robyn Weinblatt Bass '01, Nirja Parekh '09, Eric Pasternack '70, P'00, and Mayank Puri '08

Admission is complimentary. Light refreshments will be served.

Spouses, significant others and friends are welcome!

RSVP by Friday, Jan. 6 through the registration button at the top of the page.

For questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumnievents@brandeis.edu or 781-736-4041.

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