Brain and Spinal Cord Injury - Spring 2020 Seminar Series

Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience


January 29, 2020
4:00 PM


April 22, 2020
5:00 PM

Drug Lobby Conference Room


Traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries can cause catastrophic pain and strife in the lives of those afflicted, hindering their abilities to live fulfilling lives. Providing effective treatment to improve the quality of life for these victims is one of the most challenging and impactful medical problems of the modern era.  We seek to galvanize interdisciplinary investigations that combine Purdue’s existing expertise in science and engineering, in both the basic and clinical arenas. Through a deeper understanding of the fundamental mechanisms underlying these devastating neurological injuries, we strive to improve or create novel treatments and preventative measures. PIIN inaugurated a “Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Seminar Series” (BSCI) in the Fall of 2017, we will continue this seminar series in the Spring of 2020.

Spring 2020 Schedule:

1/29     Patient-specific analysis of cerebral hemodynamics:  imaging and modeling brain vasculature abnormalities

Vitaliy Rayz, PhD. Assistant professor, Biomedical Engineering 

2/12     Computational Modeling of Soft Tissue Mechanics: Perspectives for Elucidating the Mechanism of Neuronal Injury

Adrian Buganza Tepole, PhD. Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

2/26     Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: Tools for Neuroscience research and engineering clinical applications

Uzay Emir, PhD. Assistant Professor, Health Science 

3/11     Synaptic Mechanisms of Neurotransmission Dysfunction after Traumatic Brain Injury

Edward Dixon, PhD, Neurotrauma Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

3:30 – 4:30 pm (notice the special seminar time)

3/25     Trauma Network Design: Approaches for Provision of Prompt and Definitive Care

            Nan Kong, PhD, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

4/8       AMPylation - a novel post-translational modification in neurodegeneration 

Seema Mattoo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences            

4/22     Go rogue after protein takes a beating?

Tonglei Li, PhD, Allen Chao Professor of industrial and physical pharmacy, Industrial and Physical Pharmacy

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