February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
February Science Café
Note Location Change of the Café
We are back at Branded ’72 Pit Barbecue
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Event: Rockville Science Cafe
Where: Note the change in location! Branded ’72 Pit Barbecue, 387 E Gude Dr, Rockville, MD 20850
Speaker: Dr. Megha Garg, NIH
Topic: Genetic Basis for Autoinflammatory Disease in Babies
Like hair or eye color, the presence or absence of certain genetic sequences can also be the cause of a multitude of diseases and predispositions. Autoimmunity and autoinflammatory diseases, when expressed in infants, are of great importance since these patients lack the ability to tell us what hurts and where. Can we identify the cause of multi-symptom, multi-system, or comes and goes symptoms based on a lack of or over production of an enzyme, protein etc. based on genetic sequencing? Can we then use that information in a specified treatment?
Dr. Megha Garg received her Doctorate of Medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India, and residency through UNC, Chapel Hill. She has worked on epidemiologic studies, Extra-Pulmonary Tuberculosis, and completed her rheumatology fellowship from National Institutes of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of NIH. She is currently working as an Associate Investigator in the Translational Autoinflammatory Disease Studies at National Institutes of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases.