Professional Advisory Board Highlight – Dritan Agalliu, PhD

Dritan Agalliu, PhD co-organizing the virtual Brain Barriers research conference

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Dritan Agalliu, PhDDritan Agalliu, PhD, is co-organizing the virtual Brain Barriers research conference in Cold Spring Harbor, NY on April 7 – 9, 2021.  Abstract deadline is January 29, 2021.  The conference is open to scientists, doctors, and undergraduate, graduate, and medical students working in the field.

 “The purpose of this Cold Spring Harbor meeting is to explore and encourage new conceptual approaches and to apply novel methods to the neuroprotective physiologies of BBB structures. Our goal is pair genetic model organism biological methods with recent insights in vertebrate BBB physiology and development. We hope to create cross fertilization between fields that rarely see each other and get people thinking about how model systems can help parse the regulatory networks necessary for parsimonious BBB function. The conference is intended to foster cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and expertise between developmental and evolutionary biologists, vascular and BBB physiologists and disease oriented industry scientists interested in modifying or circumventing specific pathways of neuroprotection. While a number of speakers have been invited, please note that the majority of oral presentations will be drawn from openly submitted abstracts.” For more information on the conference, please see the Brain Barriers Conference site.

Dritan Agalliu, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Agalliu is a neuroscientist with 22 years of research experience in developmental, cellular and molecular neuroscience and specializing in the interaction of brain and blood vessels in the healthy and diseased Central Nervous System (CNS). Read more about Dr. Agalliu and other Professional Advisory Board Members.

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