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The Genetics of Fatal Familial Insomnia: A Prion Love Story

Special Seminar & Panel Discussion
April 5th 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Class of ‘62 Auditorium

Eric and Sonia

Sonia Vallabh and Eric Minikel - Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Sonia and Eric are currently Ph.D. students at the Broad Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology where they have made important discoveries regarding the genetics of FFI. Their journey of scientific discovery and advocacy has taken them from the best research laboratories in the world to the white house. Sonia and Eric's inspiring personal story has been widely covered by the national media, including the New Yorker and The Atlantic. Sonia and Eric will present their latest discoveries and participate in a panel discussion to describe their personal story and efforts to promote research into FFI and other rare genetic disorders.

For further information refer to attached articles that were published in the New Yorker and the Atlantic.

April 3, 2016 - Watch the video of Sonia and Eric featured on CBS Sunday Morning News!