The expanding spectrum of gluten-related disorders is a clear indication that the gluten protein can cause an immune response in bodily systems other than the small intestine. Interestingly, research has found that different gluten proteins are the source of the various abnormal immune responses. Join NFCA as Armin Alaedini, PhD of Columbia University Medical Center discusses the current research on the role of gluten in popular areas of interest such as schizophrenia, ataxia, autism and ADHD.
When: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Where: Your computer
Time: 8:30 p.m. EDT / 5:30 p.m. PDT
Sponsored by Mary's Gone Crackers, this webinar is free of charge!
About the Panelist:
Dr. Armin Alaedini is Assistant Professor of Medical Sciences at Columbia University’s Department of Medicine and Institute of Human Nutrition. His research is aimed at understanding the link between immune response to foreign antigens and the development of disease processes affecting the nervous system. Areas of research in his laboratory include investigation of immune mechanisms in celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, cerebellar ataxia, schizophrenia, autism, and Lyme disease. Dr. Alaedini is a recipient of grants from the National Institutes of Health, The Stanley Medical Research Institute, U.S. Department of Defense, and the National Ataxia Foundation.