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"Windows into the Brain" concludes with all-day colloquia on April 6

Monday, March 20, 2017

The multidisciplinary research colloquia “Windows into the Brain” will conclude with a full day of posters and presentations on Thursday, April 6, in the DIBS multipurpose room (B035 LSRC).

The "Windows into the Brain" series has focused on brain structure, function and neurodegenerative diseases. Speakers will include Richard O'Brien, MD, PhD, (Duke Neurology), Satish Chitneni, PhD, (Duke Radiology) and Susumu Mori, PhD (Radiology, Johns Hopkins) with as well as faculty from the Duke Departments of Neurobiology, Statistical Science, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Lunch and coffee will be provided.

The speaker schedule for the event is listed below.

  • 8:30 a.m. Introduction and Welcome - Alexandra Badea, PhD, Radiology; Richard O’Brien, MD, PhD, Neurology
  • 8:40 a.m. "Using MRI to dissect neurodegenerative disease" Carol Colton, PhD (Neurology)
  • 9:25 a.m. "Imaging biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease" - Clifford Jack, MD (Radiology, Mayo Clinic)
  • 10:10 a.m. Coffee Break
  • 10:25 a.m. “Can computers replace radiologists in the future? ”Susumu Mori, PhD (Radiology, Johns Hopkins) 
  • 11:10 a.m.“Leveraging ex vivo imaging of the human medial temporal lobe to inform biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias” - Paul Yushkevich, PhD (Radiology, UPenn)
  • 11:55 a.m. “Alzheimer’s disease as a metabolic disorder” Richard O’Brien, MD, PhD (Neurology)
  • 12:40 Lunch (provided)/Poster browsing         
  • 1:25 p.m. “Radiotracer development for PET neuroimaging” - Satish Chitneni, PhD (Radiology)
  • 2:10 p.m. “Multivariate imaging biomarkers in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease” Alexandra Badea, PhD (Radiology)
  • 2:55 p.m. Coffee break
  • 3:10 p.m. “Modeling surface and shape using integral geometry” Sayan Mukherjee (Statistical Science)
  • 3:55 p.m. “Probing cognitive functions in mice” - William Wetsel, PhD (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences)
  • 4:40 p.m.  Adjourn

This event is sponsored by the School of Medicine through the Interdisciplinary Colloquia Initiative, with additional support from the Neurology Department, the Radiology Department, and the Center for In Vivo Microscopy. For more information, email Alexandra Badea, PhD, at