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Program Description:
The identification of the "Swedish mutation" revolutionized our understanding of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and
neurodegeneration. Specifically, the successful mapping of the mutation from a Swedish early onset Alzheimer's
family: 1) provided clear evidence of where the canonical AD gene was located 8 years before the human genome
was mapped, 2) armed researchers with a mechanistic understanding of how Alzheimer's destroys the brain, and 3)
created a means of testing every AD therapy that has existed in the past 30 years. In this travel seminar, we will
explore the Swedish mutation discovery along with its many neurobiological and clinical ramifications. In addition,
we will uncover cutting edge Alzheimer's research through the lens of Nobel Prize winning science. Finally, students
will have the opportunity for immersive Alzheimer's research in local labs. Assignments will include popular science
readings, primary article readings, a museum assignment, reflection papers and a presentation of in-lab work. In
addition to classes in DIS and work in local research labs, we will visit the Karolinska Institute, the Nobel Prize
Museum, and finish the course at a local Stockholm restaurant.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Travel Sem- May 2022 02/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.