Wed, Apr 07 | Zoom Call

NU-9 and the Importance of Upper Motor Neuron Health in ALS

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NU-9 and the Importance of Upper Motor Neuron Health in ALS

Time & Location

Apr 07, 4:00 PM PDT
Zoom Call

About the Event

We are excited to host EverythingALS Community Event: NU-9 and the importance of Upper Motor Neuron Health in ALS.

We invite you to join us and other people with ALS and families to engage in a positive setting of collaboration and community.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, April 07th 2021 at 4:00 pm PT

-5:00pm Mountain Time

-6:00pm Central Time

-7:00pm Eastern Time

The meeting will be approximately 45-60mins long followed by an open forum.

Once you RSVP the Zoom details with password will be sent via email. Watch out for the email.

If you have any questions please email us at

Our speaker Dr. Ozdinler, Associate Professor of Neurology at Northwestern University will discuss the NU-9 and the importance of Upper Motor Neuron Health in ALS.

Dr. Ozdinler is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is also a faculty member at the Les Turner ALS Center, the Mesulam Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Ozdinler Lab is interested in understanding the molecular and cellular basis of neuronal vulnerability that is observed in distinct neuron populations in different diseases. We focus our attention to the upper motor neurons that die in ALS, HSP and PLS. However, the lab has a broad interest in the common cellular mechanisms that lead to neuronal degeneration. They have generated and characterized the first reporter line for upper motor neurons and developed a novel drug discovery/verification platform that incorporates improved upper motor neuron health as a readout. Interestingly, even for the diseases that have been characterized by the loss of upper motor neurons, their health has never been considered for any of the preclinical assays. In addition to being a scientist, P. Hande is a painter, a writer, an international press member, a mother and an advocate for women, science and education. She invented a new form of painting, the OzdinART, received TradeMark for it as it allows 3D painting on Canvas with less than 1 micrometer resolution of colors, where colors retain their identity without blending in, but mixing together to generate a motion of connectedness. P. Hande's husband Derya Ozyurt and P. Hande started Art Loves Science Foundation, a non-profit which aims to promote science education for students and to initiate funding for the very early stages of innovative and collaborative ideas.

​We look forward to seeing you at the event!

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