One-day symposium to honor Johnson Feb. 29

A symposium to honor the career of Eugene M. Johnson Jr., Ph.D., professor of neurology and of developmental biology, will be held Feb. 29 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center.

The one-day symposium, “Life, Death and the Renewal of the Neuron: The Leap from Bench to Bedside,” will cover topics ranging from the basic science of neuronal survival to translational work on neurodegenerative diseases. It will also highlight the process through which the neurotrophic factor, neurturin, is being brought to clinical trials.

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