PNR&D Scientists Present Research at Peripheral Nerve Society meeting in Spain

The Program for Neurology Research & Discovery (PNR&D) was well-represented at the 2017 annual meeting of the Peripheral Nerve Society, held July 8-12 in Barcelona, Spain.

Members of the lab presented 11 different findings during platform, oral, poster and special sessions at the meeting.

Additionally, PNR&D Director Eva L. Feldman, MD, PhD, chaired the symposium titled “Diabetic Neuropathy: Branching Out,” that included presentations by four PNR&D researchers. Amy Rumora, PhD, co-chaired the plenary PJ Dyck Lecture.

Among the presenters from PNR&D:

Platform session
Lucy Hinder, PhD: Conserved Bioenergetic Signature in Peripheral Nerve of BKS-DB/DB and High Fat Diet Mice with Neuropathy.

Oral Presentations
Signe Toft Andersen, PhD: Distal Sensorimotor Polyneuropathy Following 13 Years of Type 2 Diabetes Assessed By The Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument Questionnaire. A Prospective Study, the Addition Denmark Study

Amy Rumora, PhD: Differential Effect of Saturated and Unsaturated Fatty Acids on Mitochondrial Trafficking in Dorsal Root Ganglion Sensory Neurons

Diabetic Neuropathy: Branching Out

Eva L. Feldman, MD, PhD — Chair

Amy Rumora – Diabetic Neuropathy is a Disorder of Trafficking

Lucy Hinder – Bioenergetic Failure: The Crux of Diabetic Neuropathy

Stephanie Eid, PhD – NADPH Oxidases: New Insights into the Molecular Pathogenesis of Diabetic Neuropathy

Brian Callaghan, M.D.: Fat is Where It’s At

Poster Sessions
Faye Mendelson: Adipose-Nerve Signaling in Peripheral Neuropathy

Phillipe O’Brien, Ph.D.: High Fat Fed Female Mice Develop Peripheral Neuropathy Despite Normal Systemic Insulin Signaling

Maegan Tabbey: Impairment of Mitochondrial Trafficking in dorsal Root Ganglion Neurons is Dependent on Hydrocarbon Chain Length of Saturated Fatty Acids

Dr. Feldman is a renowned researcher in peripheral neuropathy, and developed a clinical screening instrument for the rapid diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy that is currently being used worldwide. Dr. Feldman is a Past President of the Peripheral Nerve Society.

The Peripheral Nerve Society was founded in 1994 for academic investigators interested in understanding the basic biology and function of the peripheral nervous system – the nature of nerve injury and repair.