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All About Hypertrophic Olivary Degeneration

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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During this webinar, an expert will discuss Hypertrophic Olivary Degeneration, including the typical diagnostic journey for those affected, what to expect for clinical care, and an overview of current research. This information may also be helpful for individuals with MSA, SCA1, SCA2 and SCA7 who have olivary degeneration.

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Speaker Information 

Vikram Shakkotai, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center 

Vikram Shakkottai, MD, PhD obtained his medical degree at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine. He received his neurology residency training at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish hospital, and was a fellow in movement disorders at the University of Michigan. He joined the full-time faculty at University of Michigan in 2010. He moved to UTSW in 2021.The long-term goal of Dr. Shakkottai’s clinical and laboratory research is to determine whether alterations in neuronal physiology contribute to motor dysfunction and to translate preclinical murine model research to human clinical trials for cerebellar ataxia. Work in Dr. Shakkottai’s laboratory has identified shared dysfunction in the cerebellum in murine models of ataxia, with identification of several ion channels that act in concert, and converging on large-conductance calcium-activated potassium (BK) channels. BK channels are likely a key target for therapy in degenerative ataxias.

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Date:
August 6
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
FREE
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Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vsLEt1kDTB-VkC0JjQJhQg

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Zoom Webinar