We thoroughly enjoyed having you back to campus to celebrate your 25th reunion in October.
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
Thank Goodness for Alumni Celebration/All Alumni Class BBQ
Gladys Valley Hall
“From prions to Alzheimer’s disease and beyond: aggregated proteins and their steady march through the brain”
Christina Sigurdson, DVM '94, PhD, Dipl. ACVP
Christina Sigurdson is a Professor of Pathology jointly appointed at UC San Diego and UC Davis. After graduating from UCD (1994), she trained as a veterinary pathologist and also received her PhD investigating chronic wasting disease (CWD) in mule deer with Dr. Edward Hoover at Colorado State University. Her post-doctoral research at the University of Zürich with Dr. Adriano Aguzzi used transgenic mouse models to study how prion structure impacts cross-species prion transmission. After her UC appointment, Christina discovered PrP structural barriers that limit CWD conversion of human PrP. Her lab continues to investigate the structural determinants of prions that govern conversion, conformation, and propagation through the central nervous system. Christina and her colleagues have discovered critical features of the transmission and pathogenesis of CWD in deer as well as the key interacting segments of the prion protein that control prion conversion, strains, and species barriers.
1:30 p.m. Serving the Underserved: the Med-Vet Med Connection, Gladys Valley Hall, Room 1041
3:00 p.m. VBMA Student-Alumni Speed Networking - NEW LOCATION: VM3B Bechtel Conference Room
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 - 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.