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Neuroscience Seminar Series - Danias

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm

UConn Health
Low Learning Center

Sponsored by the Kim Family Fund

"Microbiome link to glaucomatous neurodegeneration"

Presenter: John Danias, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Cell Biology, Co-Director of the Glaucoma Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Vice Chair Research, and Director Glaucoma Service SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Relevant Citations:

A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Oral Microbiome and Dental Health in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma. Polla D, Astafurov K, Hawy E, Hyman L, Hou W, Danias J. J Glaucoma. 2017 Apr;26(4):320-327.

Oral microbiome link to neurodegeneration in glaucoma. Astafurov K, Elhawy E, Ren L, Dong CQ, Igboin C, Hyman L, Griffen A, Mittag T, Danias J. PLoS One. 2014 Sep 2;9(9):e104416.

Host: Dr. Ephraim Trakhtenberg,


Jody Gridley,, 860-679-8787

Neuroscience Department at UConn Health (primary), School of Medicine, UConn Health Master Calendar

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