Moleculera Labs Webinar Series:
Moleculera Labs Webinar Series

About The Webinar

This webinar will provide a basic understanding of why certain infectious organisms tend to be identified in patients with autoimmune encephalopathy secondary to these infections and how the biological mechanism of molecular mimicry can lead to the production of autoantibodies, resulting in neuropsychiatric symptoms.

I will discuss how the diagnosis and treatment of underlying infections, inflammation and immune dysfunction can result in significant symptom improvements and how the biology and clinical science of the Cunningham Panel™ can be utilized to help identify and treat these patients.

Clinical data demonstrating how certain autoantibodies (measured with the Panel) correlate with specific neuropsychiatric symptoms will be reviewed. This understanding can provide guidance on other therapies that may be useful in the diagnosis and treatment of immune-mediated neuropsychiatric disorders.

Webinar Schedule

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022 @ 7pm CT
  • Friday, April 22, 2022 @ 11am CT

This webinar is intended only for Medical Professionals.

The webinar content has been made available for informational purposes only. The information provided is not intended to be medical or healthcare advice for any individual medical problem, nor a substitute for medical or professional advice and services from a qualified healthcare provider.

By attending or viewing the webinar, you acknowledge and agree that we have not represented that any content provided in this webinar has the ability to diagnose a medical condition, prescribe treatment, or perform any other tasks that constitute the practice of medicine.

Moleculera hereby disclaims any and all liability to any party for any direct, indirect, implied, punitive, special, incidental, or other consequential damages arising directly or indirectly from any use of the webinar content, which is provided as is, and without warranties.

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Dr. Craig Shimasaki, PhD, MBA

Dr. Shimasaki is co-founder and CEO of Moleculera Labs, a neuroimmunology precision medicine company focused on diagnosing neurologic, psychiatric, and behavioral disorders triggered by an autoimmune response. The company’s testing panel is based on over 20 years of work from Dr. Madeleine Cunningham’s laboratory at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Shimasaki has been in the biotechnology industry for over 35 years, starting his career at Genentech. As a scientist, businessperson, and serial entrepreneur his work spans all stages of research and development from bench to bedside. His R&D work included epitope mapping for an HIV vaccine, SNP-based genetic breast cancer risk prediction biomarkers, a rapid influenza diagnostic, and therapeutic and biologic products for infectious diseases, neuropsychiatric disorders and noise induced hearing loss. He co-founded several companies and led multiple products through the FDA approval process and is a co-inventor on several patents. Dr. Shimasaki received his BS in Biochemistry from University of California at Davis, his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Tulsa, and his MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Business. He is an Adjunct Professor and Senior Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Oklahoma, Price School of Business and teaches biotechnology entrepreneurship. His passion is to help translate scientific and medical discoveries into acutely needed products so that more patients can live healthier lives.


Ryan Higgins, MBA
Education and Marketing
Moleculera Labs