Professor Ekaterina Rogaeva
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Talk title
"DNA methylation studies in ALS and age acceleration"

Dr. Rogaeva has been doing research at the University of Toronto for the past 28 years. In 2001, she obtained the New Pioneer Award (Science and Technology) from the Ontario government. In 2013, Dr. Rogaeva obtained the Lewy Body Chair position, and was promoted to Full Professor in the Department of Medicine in 2016.

Dr. Rogaeva has contributed to 320 peer-reviewed papers, many of which are focused on the development of effective genetic testing of neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., ALS). More recently, her team has been investigating if ALS risk could be linked to epigenetic events (e.g., DNA methylation).