Ask the Scientist: Claudio Soto, Ph.D

October 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtual Event

Join CurePSP for Ask the Scientist: Claudio Soto, Ph.D


Dr. Soto will be addressing detection of misfolded protein aggregates in biological fluids for sensitive diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases.

This iteration of CurePSP’s Ask the Scientist will feature approaches and recent advances that are critical to the development of biomarkers for neurogenerative diseases. Importantly, by attending this webinar you will learn about recent data relevant to the development of new diagnostic approaches for a rare α-synucleinopathy, Multiple System Atrophy (MSA).

Since 1990, CurePSP has provided funding to more than 200 researchers for a cumulative investment of $20 million. CurePSP’s objective is to provide scientists with seed funding opportunities so they can develop the necessary proof of concept to validate innovative ideas and qualify for larger funding sources. CurePSP funds researchers focusing on the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms of PSP, CBD, and other neurodegenerative disorders. CurePSP aims to also enable researchers to focus on translational clinical studies involving patients.

This webinar is technical in nature and is intended for research and healthcare professional audiences.

The 40-minute live webinar will be followed by fifteen minutes of Q&A. Please send any questions you would like to ask Dr. Troche to You can also submit them as part of the registration process or during the presentation as well.

About Claudio Soto, Ph.D

Dr. Claudio Soto received his PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Chile in 1993 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Catholic University of Chile and the New York University School of Medicine, where he became an Assistant Professor in 1995. Between 1999 and 2003, Dr. Soto was Senior Scientist, Chairman of the Department of Molecular Neurobiology and Senior Executive Scientific Advisor for Neurobiology at Serono International in Geneva, Switzerland. Between 2003 and 2008, he served as Director of the George and Cynthia Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Professor on the Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience & Cell Biology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Dr. Soto is the Huffington’s Distinguished University Chair, Professor of Neurology and Director of George and Cynthia Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Brain Disorders at The University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Currently he is also the Founder, Vice-President and Chief Scientific Officer of AMPRION Inc.

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The registration link will be emailed out one hour before the beginning of the event and again ten minutes before the event. This webinar will be recorded.