Sami Barmada, MD, PhD, to visit WMed in November for Seminars in Investigative Medicine

Sami Barmada, MD, PhD
Sami Barmada, MD, PhD

The medical school will welcome Sami Barmada, MD, PhD, in November as the latest speaker for Seminars in Investigative Medicine.

Dr. Barmada will present “RNA stability in the neurodegenerative disorders ALS and FTD” from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus in downtown Kalamazoo.

The event is free and CE and MEDU credit is available. For more information about CE credit, please go to

Dr. Barmada is the Angela Dobson Welch and Lyndon Welch Research Professor at Michigan Medicine where he also serves as an associate professor of Neurology and director of the Michigan Brain Bank.

As part of his research, Dr. Barmada uses innovative technologies and methods involving fluorescence microscopy, computer science and engineering, bioinformatics, genome engineering and molecular biology to investigate important yet unanswered questions in neurodegenerative diseases. His work, which focuses on critical abnormalities in RNA and protein metabolism in ALS and FTD, combines basic biology with translational research and technology development.

Seminars in Investigative Medicine is a research seminar series at WMed aimed at bringing together the community of investigators both within – and outside — the medical school.