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Second Annual Southern California Rare Disorders Symposium sponsored by UC Irvine on Friday
May 19, 2021 @ 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dr. Craig Shimasaki of Moleculera Labs will be giving a presentation at the Second Annual Southern California Rare Disorders Symposium sponsored by UC Irvine on Friday, March 19th.
This 4 hour event is open to the public. Register: https://bit.ly/3rYXdJe
He will be discussing “Molecular Mimicry: How Common Infections Can Trigger Neuropsychiatric and Behavioral Disorders: A Biological Basis for Post-COVID Autoimmune Syndromes in Patients.”
Dr. Shimasaki will share biological, molecular, and clinical data explaining how molecular mimicry by infections such as strep, Lyme, and even SARS-CoV2 can trigger our immune system to produce autoantibodies directed against targets in the brain and interrupt normal neurologic functions.
The session will touch on how the current post-COVID-19 sequalae such as myocarditis, vasculitis and neuropsychiatric and cognitive impartment may be triggered by a similar autoimmune mechanism.