Seminar: Heads up: Revising Concepts of Brain Trauma and Sport Related Head Injury

Professor Alan Faden

Director, Organized Research Centre for Shock, Trauma, and Anesthesiology Research, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore

The Centre for the Study of Neurological Disorders is pleased to announce another interesting seminar which will take place here in RCSI. ┬áDr. Alan Faden’s research focuses on mechanisms and modulation of cell death and neuroinflammation after experimental brain or spinal cord injury. His research is highly interdisciplinary, utilizing molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, electrophysiology, pharmacology, behaviour, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, and quantitative histological analysis. There are 3 major lines of investigation that he and his team are interested in:

1. examining mechanisms of cell death in CNS injury, using both in vivo and in vitro models with particular emphasis on caspase-dependent versus caspase-independent programmed cell-death;

2. Elucidating the role of metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluR) in posttraumatic cell death and microglial modulation, and delineating the signal transduction pathways involved.

3. Investigating the role of cell cycle pathways in the pathobiology of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury

The talk will be held in the Cheyne Theatre, RCSI on Monday 20th of August at 4 pm.

You are all very welcome to attend.

 

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