Memory and Aging Center Grand Rounds

Cellular and Molecular Features of Human Brain Expansion, Evolution and Disease

Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD
John G. Bowes Distinguished Professor in Stem Cell and Tissue Biology
Director, The Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF
Department of Neurology
UCSF School of Medicine



Attendees will learn:

  • New cell types discovered in the developing human brain.
  • How diseases such as autism and brain cancer may originate in a specific embryonic brain cell.
  • Signaling pathways that underlie brain development and neurodevelopmental disease.
  • How human and primate brain evolution enabled higher cognitive functions. 



  • Planners: David Soleimani-Meigooni, MD; Bruce L. Miller, MD; and Fonda Smith have no relationships to disclose.
  • Speaker: Dr. Kriegstein will disclose any relevant relations prior to his talk.

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 January 2018 through June 2018. (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, January 19 at 8:00am to 9:00am

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

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neurocalendar, neuroscience, Weill Institute for Neurosciences, neurology


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