Friday, February 17, 2012: 12:00 PM-12:45 PM
Ballroom A (VCC West Building)Dr. Hayden is one of the world's most renowned geneticists. He has worked to understand the genetic cause of illness in search of better treatments for neurodegenerative disorders, especially Huntington’s disease (HD), which causes uncontrolled movements, loss of intellectual faculties, and emotional disturbance. He is the world’s most-cited author on HD, and has developed a predictive genetic test for the condition, now the standard of care worldwide. Dr. Hayden is also co-founder of three national research networks.
Michael Hayden, University of British Columbia
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