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The HOPES Brain Tutorial: An Introduction (printable fact sheet)

Brain Tutorial: An Introduction

Here is an introduction to the HOPES Brain Tutorial.  It covers the following topics:

It is also an 8.5″ by 11″ printable fact sheet.  In the printable version, the images and letters are larger than shown. Printing instructions are below the image.

To print the fact sheet:

There are two ways to print.

#1: Print from your browser.

  1. Right-click on the image.
  2. Click “Open in new tab”
  3. Click on the new tab
  4. Find the “Print” option in your browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome) and print the image. For Chrome users, “Print” can be found by clicking on the small, vertical row of dots next to the search bar.

#2: Print from your computer.

  1. Right-click on the image.
  2. Click “Save image as…”
  3. Title the image and save it onto your computer.
  4. Open it in your computer and print.


The HOPES Brain Tutorial: An Introduction fact sheet designed by Kristel Bugayong






You’re invited to the 2018 HOPES Conference!

The 2018 HOPES Conference will be on April 14, 2018 at 9:30am in Auditorium 111 of the Science Teaching and Learning Center (STLC), also known as the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning, in Stanford University (a map showing the STLC is below).  It is free to the public.

The STLC is located at the red pinpoint.

Please RSVP and join the event discussion at the conference’s Facebook Event page.

Meet the Speakers

Dr. Alexandra Duffy, O.D.

Dr. Alexandra (Sasha) Duffy completed her Internship at Alameda County Medical Center and then her Neurology Residency at UC Davis Medical Center. She stayed at UC Davis under the mentorship of Dr. Vicki Wheelock to complete a fellowship in Movement Disorders with an emphasis in Huntington’s disease. She then joined the Neurology Department at UC Davis as an Assistant Clinical Professor in 2015 where she has continued to care for patients in our HDSA Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence at UC Davis. She is active in clinical research focused on Huntington’ disease with several ongoing trials at UC Davis.

Amy Fedele

Amy Fedele is the HDSA Bay Area Events Coordinator and the Volunteer Chair for the San Francisco and Sacramento Team Hope Walk for HDSA. She has raised more than $400,000 for HDSA family services and HD research and is the current HDSA Person of the Year.  She is a NorCal Chapter Board member and a recipient of the 49ers Community Quarterback Award.
She volunteers her time to raise awareness and money to offer additional resources and support to families affected by HD, like her own, so they never feel alone in the fight to end HD.

Peter Deng

Peter Deng is a Doctoral Candidate in the Pharmacology and Toxicology program at UC Davis. Currently, he is being mentored by Drs. Jan Nolta, Kyle Fink, and David Segal at the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures and Genome Center. His research is centered on the production and evaluation of a novel DNA-binding therapy for rare genetic diseases such as Huntington’s Disease.

He has previously been a recipient of a National Institute of Health-sponsored Pharmacology Fellowship, Ines McMillan Fellowship in Pharmacology, New Member Scholarship at the Huntington’s Study Group, and selected for Hot Topics in Neuroscience at Society for Neuroscience.

A native of California, Peter is highly interested producing impactful research as well as bridging the gap between science and the public through science communication.




2017 HOPES Conference

You’re invited to attend our annual Huntington’s Disease conference!
Come listen to experts, get to know the HOPES team, and connect with the HD community!

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Room 114, Sapp Science Teaching and Learning Center, Stanford University

Sapp Science Teaching & Learning Center is marked by a Stanford “S.”