NEU 2nd Virtual Seminar

Event

NEU 2nd Virtual Seminar

Event Date/Time: 
September 17, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
meet.google.com/waw-qngm-zyy
Description: 
<p><b>Rats, Pigs and TBI-induced diffuse pathology</b><b>”</b><b></b></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Audrey Lafrenaye</b><b>,PhD</b></p><p></p><br><p></p><p>Assistant Professor</p><p>Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology</p><p>Virginia Commonwealth University</p><p>Richmond, VA</p><p><a href="https://medschool.vcu.edu/expertise/detail.html?ID=2925">https://medschool.vcu.edu/<wbr>expertise/detail.html?ID=2925</a></p><p><b>&nbsp;</b></p><p><b>Research Interest</b></p><p>Dr. Lafrenaye's research focuses on exploring the diffuse glial and neuronal pathologies and corresponding morbidity associated with traumatic brain injury. These studies utilize&nbsp;<i>in vivo</i>&nbsp;models of both rat and pig central fluid percussion injury paired with extensive physiological monitoring and/or manipulation followed by behavioral, microscopic and molecular assessments.&nbsp;</p><p>Dr. Lafrenaye secured an R01 from the NINDS&nbsp;to investigate the sub-cellular and molecular progression of diffuse neuronal membrane disruption in the face of elevated ICP as well as its potential behavioral correlative and ultimate therapeutic amelioration.<br>&nbsp;In addition, she is investigating potential therapeutics as well as the association between diffuse axonal injury and neuroinflammation as well as histopathological signatures associated with serum biomarkers in a micro pig model of diffuse traumatic brain injury, as part of Operation Brain Trauma Therapy.<br>Dr. Lafrenaye is also working in collaboration with Dr. Miller Ferguson to explore consequences of diffuse brain injury during development in an effort to better develop clinical interventions for children suffering brain injury.<b></b></p><p><b>Thursday, September 17, 2020</b><b></b></p><p><b>3:30pm</b></p><p><b>Google -&nbsp;</b><b><a href="http://meet.google.com/waw-qngm-zyy">meet.google.com/waw-qngm-zyy</a></b><b></b></p><p><b>&nbsp;</b></p><p><b>Seminar Host - Dr. Byrnes</b></p>