Science Shaping Our World-SHOW: Personalized Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis- The Journey
Wednesday, December 11 2013
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Folkman Auditorium - Enders Building, Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) 320 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Speaker: Meena Subramanyam, Ph.D.-Vice President
Development Translational Medicine
Science Shaping Our World-SHOW is an ongoing seminar and networking series that highlights cutting edge translational life science research and development. Our mission is to bring together a multidisciplinary audience spanning academia and industry providing exposure and insight into the life science advancements changing our world.
December’s SHOW will focus on the advancements of personalized medicine in neurodegenerative disorders. Specifically, our guest speaker, Dr. Meena Subramanyam, will highlight the translational efforts being undertaken at Biogen Idec towards the development of personalized treatments for Multiple Sclerosis, a debilitating disease in which the insulating layers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged impairing nervous system function.
Dr. Subramanyam joined Biogen in 1998 and has over nineteen years of experience in biotechnology supporting the development of therapeutics for autoimmune and neurological disorders. Most recently, she led the development and launch of the STRATIFY JCV™ risk stratification assay for Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML), a rare disorder that damages the material (myelin) that covers and protects nerves cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged impairing nervous system function.
Dr. Subramanyam received her Ph.D. degree in Microbiology from Miami University at Oxford, Ohio and did her post-doctoral training at the Tufts University School of Medicine in the Department of Pathology and is a regularly featured speaker in International Scientific Conferences.
Please join us for an amazing evening of science, innovation, and networking. Event sign-in begins at 5:30 PM. Presentation and discussion will follow from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Further, you are encouraged to bring your business cards, and enthusiasm, for an evening of networking following the presentation from 8:00-9:00 PM. Light food and refreshments provided.
Registration fee: $15
*Note when entering, you must enter from the BCH Main Entrance Circle - you CANNOT access Enders' Bldg. from Longwood Avenue.
SHOW is produced by Munevar & Associates, Inc., in collaboration Boston Children’s Hospital Office of
Fellowship Training (OFT).