Science Friday Talks

  • KCU's Science Friday Talks features lectures and presentations from a broad spectrum of national and international speakers on topics that are relevant to the diverse University community.

    Science Friday Talks

    Presentations are from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Classroom B of the Annex on KCU campus, unless otherwise noted. Lectures are open to KCU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

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    Upcoming Science Friday Talk | May 22

    Presenter: Joan Coates, DVM, Full Professor, Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University of Missouri
    Date: May 22
    Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
    Location: KCU Student Activity Center, Room 204  
    Topic: Canine degenerative myelopathy (DM) is an inherited adult-onset neurodegenerative disease of dogs caused by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 gene (SOD1) and thus is similar to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), particularly familial forms that are associated with SOD1 mutations.

    In her KCU Science Friday Talk, Joan, Coates, DVM, will propose that this larger animal disease model will be beneficial in the preclinical development of the therapeutic strategies and more accurately predict therapies that will halt or slow progression of ALS. | Download flyer