IMAGING THE DEVELOPING BRAIN: GROWTH, INJURY & REPAIR

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 30/05/2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location
Montreal Neurological Institute - Amphitheatre: de Grandpré Communications Centre

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Lecture & Reception

Kamila Szulc, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Brain development is an important aspect in the study of the brain’s vulnerability to damage and repair. Using both mouse and human studies, Dr. Szulc will illustrate how MRI can provide novel insights into the way the brain develops and how these developmental trajectories can be altered by genetics, injury and treatment. She will also discuss new evidence showing some acquired brain injury can be ameliorated by pharmacological and lifestyle interventions.

 May 30, 2017 10h00 – 11h30

de Grandpré Communications Centre
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal
381, rue University Street, Montréal, Québec

Audience: Students & Faculty, but all welcome.

A reception will follow.

Bio: Kamila Szulc is a member of the Mabbott Lab at Sick Kids in Toronto, Canada. She obtained her PhD in Biomedical Imaging from New York University. She did her graduate work in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Turnbull at NYU School of Medicine. Her doctoral work focused on developing and applying novel micro-MRI approaches for studies of brain development using mouse models of human neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. In her studies she used cerebellum, a brain region critical in motor control and function, as a model system for quantitative and qualitative analysis of patterning processes taking place at early postnatal stages. She used a variety of computational neuroimaging approaches including: deformation based morphometry, cortical thickness, regional brain shape analysis, as well as automated volumetric analysis of different brain structures.

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