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December 2, 2020

  Rare Mutations in Neurodegeneration and their Application to Understanding Disease

November 24, 2020

Global Studies Colloquium: Kenneth S. Kosik, M.D. presents his campus experience with the COVID-19 crisis and charts a direction forward.

October 27, 2020

Juliana Acosta-Uribe received her MD degree from the University of Antioquia (Medellin-Colombia) in 2013. After graduating, she spent the next three years researching hereditary neurodegenerative diseases. She received her MA in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from UCSB in 2019 and is currently working towards her Ph.D at UCSB. Her research currently centers on neurodegenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer’s Disease through the lens of population genetics.

October 28, 2019

 

May 14, 2019

The RAND Summer Institute (RSI) is comprised of conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population. The primary aim of the RSI is to expose scholars interested in the study of aging to a wide range of research being conducted in fields beyond their own specialties. This video session is from the 25th Annual RAND Summer Institute, held July 9–12, 2018, in Santa Monica, California.

April 16, 2019

“No matter how immersed one is in the field, what fundamentally causes the disease continues to be a matter of debate.” - Ken Kosik

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April 9, 2019

Dr. Kenneth S. Kosik talks about the largest family in the world with familial Alzheimer's Disease at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

March 21, 2019

A ‘druggable’ mechanism of tau protein pathology could lead to new treatment for some of our most devastating neurodegenerative diseases.

October 26, 2018

Professors Ken Kosik (Neuroscience) and Kim Yasuda (Arts) join visiting artist Cristina Pato (of the Grammy-winning Silk Road Ensemble) to introduce students to the cross-disciplinary field of memory studies and demonstrate how different disciplines approach common questions.