Fixing broken brains
Michael is on a mission to beat dementia. His team’s breakthrough research with stem cells in animal models of dementia opens up the possibility of rebuilding the human brain. Hear the mind-blowing story of Timmy the Wonderdog, and how one cocker spaniel could help stop this debilitating disease in its tracks.
Michael Valenzuela is leader of the Regenerative Neuroscience Group in the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. He comes from a background in psychology, clinical medicine and neuroscience research. His research aims at understanding the competing forces of neuroplasticity and degeneration in the human brain and using this knowledge to help prevent and treat dementia. His research includes work with stem cells, animal models, brain tissue, human clinical trials and large population-based studies. Michael believes that dementia is a critical challenge for modern society and is committed to communicating healthy brain ideas to the public.
6:00 PM @ the beauchamp
(265-267 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010)
* Entrance over 18