Kenneth Witwer is Assistant Professor of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology and Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he studies the roles of extracellular vesicles (including exosomes and microvesicles) and their RNA cargo in retroviral infection, central nervous system disease, and cancers. He currently serves as the Secretary General of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV). In this seminar, Dr. Witwer will focus on small RNA and EVs in neurodegenerative disease, specifically in the HIV- associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) and Alzheimer's disease.

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About CCR Seminars

The UQ Centre of Clinical Research Seminars (CCR) are held fortnightly on Tuesdays from 12pm - 1pm (except during school holidays) in the CCR Auditorium, Herston. The series features topics in the following fields of research, presented by invited international, interstate and local researchers:

  • Cancer
  • Brain and Mental health
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Mothers, Babies and Lifelong Health
  • Critical Care
  • Integrated Drug Development

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Venue

Level 2 Building 71, RBWH Herston
Room: 
UQCCR Auditorium