Wednesday, November 13, 2013

“Lyrica? That’s Ancient History. What Have You Done Lately?”
Rick Silverman

This lecture will highlight some of the research activities in the laboratory of Professor Silverman over the last 15 years, which are currently ongoing. Most of the research relates to the design and mechanism of therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative or neurological diseases, but two of the projects have also led to potential therapeutics for cancer as well. Potential treatments for Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), epilepsy, melanoma, and hepatocellular carcinoma will be discussed from a lay person perspective. No exam will be given, so sit back and enjoy.