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Piecing Together the Fragments. The Cytogenomics of Neurodegenerative Disease
This presentation features Dr. Susan Crocker, a clinical cytogeneticist and Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Assistant Professor at Queen's University.

Objectives:
- Review aspects of the current state of knowledge of neurogenesis.
- Explore the role of cytogenomic aberrations and their presence in the neuropathology of the brain.
- Discuss the utility of recent advances in molecular testing and their potential application to screening in neurodegenerative disease.

May 6, 2019 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dr. Susan Crocker
Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory at Kingston Health Science Centre (KHSC) and Assistant Professor at Queen’s University
Dr. Crocker completed a combined Ph.D. in the Departments of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia) that focused on changes in transcriptional regulation of a number of genes in Huntington Disease (HD). In 2006, she moved to Ottawa, where she received a fellowship from Newborn Screening Ontario that supported her postdoctoral research and enabled her to develop an understanding of high throughput clinical screening and molecular test development. In 2008, she received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to support her Clinical Genetics (Canadian College of Medical Genetics (CCMG)) training with the Eastern Regional Genetics Training Program in Cytogenetics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)(Ottawa, Ontario). ). Currently, Dr. Crocker is a clinical cytogeneticist and Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory at Kingston Health Science Centre (KHSC) and Assistant Professor at Queen’s.