Memory and Aging Center Grand Rounds

“Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Processes Underlying C9ORF72 FTD/ALS”

Justin Ichida, PhD
Assistant Professor of Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
New York Stem Cell Foundation-Robertson Investigator



Attendees will learn about how:

  • Patient iPSC-derived neural cells recapitulate FTD/ALS disease processes;
  • C9ORF72 FTD/ALS results from both gain- and loss-of-function mechanisms caused by the repeat expansion;
  • The C9ORF72 repeat expansion alters neurodevelopment;
  • PIKFYVE inhibition is a new therapeutic target for C9ORF72 FTD/ALS.



  • Planners: Charles Windon, MD; Bruce L. Miller, MD; Howard J. Rosen, MD; and Eleanor O’Brien have stated they have no relationships to disclose.
  • Speaker: Dr. Ichida has previously received support from AcuraStem.

Accreditation: The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all Memory and Aging Center Grand Rounds sessions offered July 2019 through December 2019. (1 credit per each 1-hour grand rounds session throughout the year).

NOTE: You must sign in to qualify for CME Credit

Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended for a professional audience. This activity is not commercially supported.

Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8:00am to 9:00am

Rock Hall, Pottruck Auditorium, RH 102
1550 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

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Grand Rounds


School of Medicine


Students, Faculty, Postdocs, Staff


Mission Bay


neuroscience, neurology, geriatrics


Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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