Ask the Ataxia Expert with Dr. Gonzalez-Alegre
Our next “Ask the Ataxia Expert” session will be on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 1pm CDT. Dr. Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre will join us to answer your questions. Closed captioning will be available during the live session.
Ask the Ataxia Expert
with Dr. Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre
Wednesday, July 14th
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
Link to Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84638017179?pwd=Y1B1SE5rRUIxRmVKQ1g1KzJnSGtWQT09
Meeting ID: 846 3801 7179
Submit your question in advance by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions via chat or using audio during the session.
About the Expert
Dr. Gonzalez-Alegre is a physician-scientist with specific interest on movement disorders and clinical neurogenetics. He received his MD and PhD (Neuroscience) degrees from the University of Malaga (Spain). After completing a neurology residency and fellowship on Movement disorders/Neurogenetics at the University of Iowa (UI), he joined the faculty at that institution where he remained for over a decade. Dr. Gonzalez-Alegre joined the Department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014, where he became the founding Director of the of the Neurogenetic Program, which includes that Ataxia Clinic, at the Department of Neurology of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Clinical Programs at the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular & Molecular Therapy at the Children Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition to providing clinical care to those living with ataxia and their families, Dr. Gonzalez-Alegre is an active researcher and educator. His research efforts are geared towards the development of novel therapeutic strategies for inherited neurological diseases such as spinocerebellar ataxia, including development of innovative technology to improve delivery of therapeutic agents to the human brain. These efforts have been recognized with the 2003 S Weir Mitchell Award (American Academy of Neurology), the 2004 Junior Award for Excellence in Basic Research (Movement Disorders Society), the 2012 Jon Stolk Award in Movement Disorders (American Academy of Neurology) and the 2012 Stanley Fahn Award (Dystonia Medical Research Foundation).