Our knowledge of brain development, aging and health has expanded based on the explosion of new research tools in neuroscience. Using his experience as a clinical neurologist and research scientist, Dr. O’Brien will summarize the changing understanding of lifestyle, genetics and their impact on brain health, as well as common diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and stroke.
Dr. Christopher O’Brien is a Board Certified Neurologist who currently is the Chief Medical Officer at Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., a biotech company based in San Diego. He has previously served as Associate Professor at UCSD Department of Neurology, as President for the Colorado Society for Clinical Neurology, and as Medical Director for the National Parkinson Foundation Center for Excellence. Dr. O’Brien has authored numerous scientific publications researching movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s Disease, Tourette’s Syndrome, tremor and related disorders.
The Aging Brain
Dr. Christopher O’Brien
Sunday, February 15, 2015
All talks at Vashon Allied Arts
Individual tickets: Member/Student/Senior $16, General $20