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Yerkes researchers present at 39th Annual Society for Neuroscience Conference
Date:10/16/2009

Neuroscience researchers from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, will present a wide range of research topics at the Society for Neuroscience's 39th annual meeting in Chicago, Oct. 17-21, 2009. The information below is a representation of the neuroscience research Yerkes scientists will be discussing. To learn more about ongoing research and scientific resources available at the Yerkes Research Center and the other seven national primate research centers, please visit exhibit booth 2153.

Stuart Zola, PhD, Director, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and one of the nation's leading neuroscientists, will moderate the Dialogues between Neuroscience and Society series Saturday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. 1 p.m. This series offers thought-provoking perspective on issues of interest and/or concern to neuroscientists by engaging with leaders from other fields of study.

Todd Preuss, PhD, researches the evolutionary specializations of the human brain by comparing humans to chimpanzees and to other nonhuman primates. The goal is to understand the extent to which evolutionary expansion of the human brain was accompanied by the addition of new areas or by the enlargement and internal reorganization of existing areas. Preuss will participate in a news conference entitled "Evolution of Brain and Behavior" Sunday, Oct. 18 at 12:30 p.m. Preuss will also present a poster presentation Tuesday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m. 4 p.m.

The Yerkes Research Center is sponsoring the Meet the Expert session on imaging that will feature John Gabrielli of MIT, one of Yerkes' Scientific Advisory Board members. This session is Saturday, October 17, 9:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m.

Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

Lary Walker, PhD, studies Alzheimer's disease, stroke and trauma, the aging process and prion diseases. Walker's current research focuses on the protein structure
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Contact: Emily Rios
erios@emory.edu
404-727-7732
Emory University
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