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Gene regulatory architecture of Alzheimer’s disease


Dr. Vivek Swarup

Department of Neurobiology and Behavior

UC Irvine

Date: Friday, October 21, 2022

Time: 3PM-4PM



** This is a hybrid event** 

Abstract: Gene regulatory architecture of Alzheimer’s disease

The human brain changes at the molecular and cellular level with aging, and these molecular changes reflect either healthy or degenerative behavioral and cognitive function. Degeneration at the cognitive level, known as dementia, is seen in a large proportion of the population. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common dementia with a prevalence rate of 16% among individuals older than 65 years of age, which translates to total economic cost of about $290 billion/year. In this talk, we use a multi-omic approach to understand molecular changes in AD in an unbiased genome-wide manner. We then use systems biology and functional genomics approaches and intersect the data with orthogonal datasets to construct the molecular regulatory networks and identify the changes that lead to dementia. Our study uses state-of-the art single-nucleus transcriptomics/epigenetics and spatial transcriptomics to unravel novel disease biology and uncover gene-regulatory architecture of the disease.


October 21, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Dale Melbourne Herklotz Conference Center Center for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (Building 506 on the campus map)

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