While not associated with the Chancellor’s STEM Speaker Series, the National Youth Science Camp is bringing one of the top researchers in the world on Alzheimer’s Disease to speak in Charleston next week.

Dr. Rudy Tanzi will speak on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Geary Auditorium at the University of Charleston. His talk is titled: “Decoding Alzheimer’s Disease: From Genes to Therapy”.  There is no cost to attend, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. You can go to www.tanzi.nysc.org  to RSVP or call 304-205-9724. Feel free to forward this email to friends, family and/or co-workers who may be interested.

About Dr. Rudy Tanzi

Dr. Tanzi has co-discovered three of the first genes that are linked to Alzheimer’s and identified several others through the Alzheimer’s Genome Project, a program he directs. He was selected as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2015. In addition, Dr. Tanzi has received the 2015 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award and co-authored a best-selling book, Super Brain. Dr. Tanzi will also be honored at the event as the National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) 2015 Alumnus of the Year by the National Youth Science Foundation. He was a participant in the NYSC from Rhode Island in 1976.

About the National Youth Science Camp

The National Youth Science Camp is a residential science education program for young scientists the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors and establish friendships that last a lifetime. The NYSC was started in West Virginia in 1963 and continues to this day. www.nysc.org.