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Neuroscientist Snyder presents annual Ellis S. Grollman Lecture at UMB

January 12, 2020

Huntington's disease is caused by a mutation in the protein huntingtin (Htt) that is expressed throughout the body and all the brain regions. But the pathology of Huntington's is mostly confined to the corpus striatum, said Snyder.

The Ellis Grollman Lecture in the Pharmaceutical Sciences was established at the School by his sister, Mr. Evelyn Grollman Glick, as an endowed memorial. Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, dean of the School of Pharmacy said that the annual lecture focuses on distinguished biomedical research with an emphasis on biological systems.

"It was an honor for the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and School of Pharmacy to host Dr. Snyder," said Andrew Coop, PhD, professor and chair of the department. "The impact of his groundbreaking research in the area of neuroscience cannot be overstated, and has led to major advances in the biomedical sciences directly improving public health."

SOURCE University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)