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