Speaker Profile

Gal Bitan, MD

Speaker Bio

Gal Bitan is a Professor of Neurology at UCLA who studies the phenomenon of abnormal protein aggregation in neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Dr. Bitan received his PhD Summa cum Laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Before joining the faculty of the Medical School at UCLA, he did postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals. Dr. Bitan has published about 140 research articles, reviews, and book chapters and has trained over 100 students, postdocs, and advanced researchers. He is a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journal and a frequent reviewer for many national and international journals and funding agencies.

Speaker Events

Research Panel with Live Q&A Clinical Research Updates Daniel Claassen MSA Coalition Collborative Core Program Vik Khurana A Blood Test for Distinguishing between Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple System Atrophy Gal Bitan The presentation describes our recent biomarker study in which we found a method for distinguishing between Parkinson’s disease and MSA using a blood test with close to 90% sensitivity and specificity. The rationale, methodology, and implications of the study are discussed. Live Q&A

2021-10-01 Live Sessions