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Harnessing the immune system to defeat Alzheimer’s

Date: Monday, November 15, 2021
Prof. Michal Schwartz

Prof. Michal Schwartz

More than 200 friends participated in the American Committee’s Women for Science (W4S) webinar featuring two leading neuroscientists, President Prof. Alon Chen and Prof. Michal Schwartz, both of the Department of Brain Sciences. Following introductory remarks by W4S Co-Chair Ellen Merlo, Prof. Chen provided an overview of Weizmann’s Institute for Brian and Neural Sciences. 


Prof. Schwartz then presented her groundbreaking discoveries on the connection between the immune system and the brain. Her innovative work is paving the way to a revolutionary platform for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and age-related dementia. To conclude the program, Prof. Schwartz participated in a dynamic Q&A, moderated by American Committee board member Ellen Merlo. Prof. Schwartz then discussed her scientific journey, tips for boosting our immune system to maintain brain health, her approach to mentoring the next generation of scientists, and much more.