An Upward Trajectory for Individuals with Down Syndrome

April 13, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Trisomy 21 and its resultant condition, Down syndrome, has been thought of historically as a disorder without a solution. Research findings from over the past 10 years present a brighter picture. Genes in three copies that contribute to Down syndrome characteristics have been identified. Potential therapies to correct traits associated with Trisomy 21 have been and are currently being tested. And much of this information has been ascertained using a mouse! Randall Roper, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology at IUPUI, will help us to learn more about Trisomy 21, the optimistic outlook for individuals with Down syndrome, and how mice assist in improving the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.

No registration required. Please call the Reference Desk for more information at (317) 844-3362.

This program will be held in the Program Room.