The annual Experimental Biology meeting will take place April 22-26, 2017 in Chicago, IL. This multidisciplinary, scientific meeting features plenary and award lectures, workshops, oral and posters presentations, on-site career services and exhibits spotlighting equipment, supplies and publications required for research labs and experimental study.
Bonnie Blazer-Yost, PhD, will be chairing and speaking at a symposium titled Transport Proteins and Cellular Signaling in Choroid Plexus Epithelia. Elucidating the regulation of transport proteins in the choroid plexus is important for understanding normal brain development and function, but is also crucial for resolving a variety of cerebral challenges that lead to brain edema as well as developing treatment for diseases such as pediatric hydrocephalus, normal pressure adult hydrocephalus, sleep disorders, and age-related dementia. Recent progress in the field warrants a symposium on transporters and signaling in the choroid plexus epithelia. The symposium is expected to attract scientists from the broader fields of blood-brain-barriers, transport physiology as well as water and solute homeostasis. One of the major goals of the symposia is to stimulate cross-disciplinary discussion regarding the regulation of CSF quantity and quality in both health and disease.
Dr. Blazer-Yost is a HANDS member and a recipient of HA’s 2015 innovator award.