Prof. Weidong Le

Title: Epigenetic modifications of chronic hypoxia-mediated neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease

Biography

Weidong Le, M.D., Ph.D., is a neurologist/scientist with a major research interest in neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson’s diseaseAlzheimer’s disease and ALS. He graduated from Shanghai 2ndMedical University with a doctoral degree in 1988, and received postdoctoral training at Dr. Stanley Appel’s laboratory from 1989-1991. He was promoted to Professor of Neurology in 2005 at Baylor College of Medicine, and since 2013 he has been appointed as the Director of Center for Translational Research on Neurological Diseases, and Vice President of 1st Affiliated Hospital, Dalian Medical University. He is a full affiliate member of Houston Methodist Research Institute. He has published over 200 SCI papers in peer review journals and 7 scientific books, and serves as board member or associate editor for 8 international journals.

Research Interest

Dr. Le is a neurologist/neuroscientist with research interest in the cellular and molecular basis of neuronal injury in these neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Le’s research program focuses on defining the molecular mechanisms and pathological pathways of three major neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s disease [PD], Alzheimers’s disease, and ALS). Recently he pioneered a linkage study of transcription factors regulating CNS development and neurodegenerative disorders


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