Ulisses Santamaria is President of DMV Petri Dish, a nonprofit organization based in the DC area that aims to serve people working on the next big thing in their basements, living rooms, and garages through our helpful, innovative, and exciting science and tech community. He is an experienced researcher in neurological diseases, infectious disease, and immunology.

In this seminar, he provided some brief basics of genetic engineering and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and more. Then he took an in-depth look at clinical trials that attempted to use genetic engineering techniques to treat or cure these diseases.