Elizabeth Engle, MD, a noted professor of ophthalmology and neurology, will speak in Ann Arbor at two events on March 8.
Engle, a faculty member at the Harvard Medical School, was invited as a Taubman Visiting Professor by U-M’s Alon Kahana, MD, PhD, a Taubman Emerging Scholar. She is a principal investigator at the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Research Center and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, and also treats pediatric neurology patients.
Dr. Engle’s research focuses on the genes essential to the development of the cranial nerves, a diverse group of sensory and motor nerves originating in the brain that control the ability to see, hear, taste, smell and carry out a number of other essential functions. Mutations in these genes can cause complex eye-movement disorders, facial weakness, deafness, loss of smell (anosmia), and difficulties with swallowing and respiration.
Dr. Engle’s talks will take place as follows; all members of the U-M community are welcome to attend; no registration required.
Grand Rounds Special Guest Lecturer
“From a Child Neurology Inpatient to a Research Career:
Insights from Complex Eye Movement Disorders”
Oliphant- Marshall Auditorium, Kellogg Eye Center
Vision Research Seminar Guest Speaker
“Development and guidance of cranial motor neurons
in health and disease”
Residency Education Center
6th Floor Conference Room, Kellogg Eye Center