Parkinson Society Canada announces Dr. Virginia M.-Y. Lee, Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is this year’s recipient of the Donald Calne Lectureship.
Dr. Lee is internationally recognized for her work on the etiology and pathogenesis of alpha-synuclein, tau, TDP-43, and other misfolded disease proteins in the pathobiology of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease. Other research efforts focus on an increased understanding of the collaborative initiatives to advance drug discovery in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
The Donald Calne Lecture, presented by Parkinson Society Canada and co-sponsored by AbbVie Canada, takes place during World Parkinson Congress, the evening of October 3, 2013 in Montreal. Learn more about Dr. Virginia Lee and the Donald Calne Lectureship on Parkinson Society Canada’s website.
“We are very proud to be supporting the Donald Calne Lectureship. Sharing information via world renowned researchers, such as Dr. Virginia M.-Y. Lee, is crucial for the scientific community, those living with Parkinson’s disease and their families,” says Felipe Pastrana, General Manager of AbbVie Canada.