Science Friday Talks

KCU-Kansas City

Get up-to-the-minute research discoveries on hot topics, such as Alzheimer’s disease, biological warfare and cancer.

Science Friday Talks

KCU-Kansas City

Get up-to-the-minute research discoveries on hot topics, such as Alzheimer’s disease, biological warfare and cancer.

ALS Research After the Ice (Bucket) Age: What Have Learned, What Are We Doing & What Comes Next?

Lyle Ostrow, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Neuromuscular Division, John Hopkins University School of Medicine; Assistant Professor of Pathology, John Hopkins University School of Medicine; Neurology Inpatient Service Attending Physician, John Hopkins Hospital

Friday, Jan. 18, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Ricci Auditorium

Dr. Ostrow is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pathology at Johns Hopkins. He received his MD. and a PhD in Biophysics from the State University of New York at Buffalo, followed by Medicine Internship, Neurology Residency and a Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Ostrow’s clinical practice and basic science research are focused on ALS. He serves on the Programmatic Panel for the Department of Defense ALS Research Program and on several committees and review panels for the ALS Association, the Northeast ALS Consortium, the New York Genome Center ALS Initiative, the Target ALS Foundation, ALSUntangled and others.

Dr. Ostrow established and directs the Target ALS Multicenter Human Postmortem Tissue Core, the first multi-center tissue bank specifically dedicated to ALS research. This Core integrates clinical and pathological data, tissue samples, biofluids, genetic analysis and slide imaging – all made broadly available to the ALS research community – in order to foster and accelerate collaborative ALS research amongst academia and industry researchers. Dr. Ostrow also recently completed a pilot clinical trial of PET imaging in ALS patients, and is directing a new collaborative ALS biomarker development effort involving several industry partners, non-profit foundations, and academic centers.

Please contact Gwen Dodd in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at gdodd@kcumb.edu with questions.