Wayne State University

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Past Seminars

External Guest Speakers

November 2016
"High-speed Magnetic Resonance Imaging via Sub-Nyquist Sampling".
Leslie Ying, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

February 2016
"Traumatic brain injury in contact sports".
Songbai Ji, Ph.D., Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, NH.

January 2015
"A Drosophila Model of Traumatic Brain Injury".
David Wassarman, Ph.D. Professor, Cell and Regenerative Biology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI.

July 2014
"Tackling Concussion: How the Brain Breaks".
Douglas H. Smith, M.D. The Robert A. Groff Professor and Vice Chairman of Research and Education, Department of Neurosurgery, Director of PENN's Center for Brain Injury and Repair, University of Pennsylvania.

"Improved One-Dimensional (1D) and Two-Dimensional (2D) 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for Detection of Neurometabolites".
Shaolin Yang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology, and Bioengineering, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

April 2014
"Involvement of stem cells and changes on MRI following antiangiogenic treatments in animal models of glioma."
Ali Syed Arbab, MD, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Leader of Tumor Angiogenesis Initiative, Cancer Center, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia.

March 2014
"Engineered and Functionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Theranostics."
Hui Mao, PhD Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory Center for Systems Imaging, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

October 2013
"MR Image-Guided siRNA and miRNA Therapies."
Anna Moore, PhD Associate Professor of Radiology and Director of Molecular Imaging Laboratory at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA.

September 2013
"Genetic and Epigenetic Responses to Traumatic Brain Injury."
Robert H. Lipsky, PhD, Director, Translational Research, Department of Neurosciences,Inova Health System, Falls Church, VA; Affiliate Professor of Neuroscience, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; Professor of Neuroscience, Virginia Commonwealth University, Inova Campus; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.

June 2013
"Noninvasive assessment of CNS white matter pathology and function."
Sheng-Kwei "Victor" Song, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.

April 2013
"Magnetic Nanocomposites as MRI Probes: Design and Applications."
Hua Ai, Ph.D., Professor of Biomaterials, National Engineering Research Center for Biomaterials, Adjunct Professor at Department of Radiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China.

January 2013
"Modeling of Cerebral Hemodynamics: What We have learned and What are the Challenges?"
Rong Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

December 2012
"The Implications of Traumatic Axonal Injury for Retrograde Neuronal Cell Death and Downstream Target Deafferentation and Repair"
John T. Povlishock, Ph.D., Professor and Department Head of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Medical College of Virginia Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.

September 2012
"SWI in Pediatrics: Applications and Challenges"
Arastoo Vossough, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

May 2012
"Endophenotypes of Traumatic Brain Injury: What we need to know for the next generation of clinical trials"
Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX and Director of Clinical Research at the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM).

April 2012
"Iron Chelation for Intracerebral Hemorrhage"
Guohua Xi, MD, Professor Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

March 2012
"Advanced MRI Detection of Blast-Related Traumatic Brain Injury in US Military Personnel"
David L. Brody, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor Department of Neurology, Washington University, School Of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.

February 2012
"Intrinsic Resting-State Brain Activity: Mechanisms, Characteristics and Potential Clinical Applications"
Yihong Yang, PhD, Chief Staff Scientist, Neuroimaging Branch, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health.

January 2012
"Incorporating Virtual reality and brain imaging tools for acute assessment of concussion"
Semyon M. Slobounov, PhD, Professor of Kinesiology and Medical Rehabilitation, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

August 2011
"Post-traumatic Brain injury seizures in rats"
Bingren Hu, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurology, Shock Trauma and Anesthesiology Research Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Internal Guest Speakers
February 2013
"Functional and Cellular Effects of Environmental Enrichment After Transient Global Cerebral Ischemia"
Teresita L. Briones, Ph.D., Katharine Faville Endowed Chair and Associate Professor, Adult Health Department,Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

December 2012
"Using Systems Biology to Develop New Treatments for Epilepsy"
Jeffrey A. Loeb, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Director, The Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI.

October 2012
"The Inextricable Link Between Cerebrovascular Disease and Hypertension"
Phillip Levy, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Director of Clinical Research, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Associate Director of Clinical Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI.

August 2012
"Ethanol Sensitivity Following Experimental Traumatic Brain Injury"
Alana Conti, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

July 2012
"Modulation of Cytochrome c Oxidase Activity with Specific Infrared Light Wavelengths: Non-invasive Therapeutic Applications for Reperfusion Injury"
Thomas Hudson Sanderson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Wayne State University Medical School, Detroit, MI.

April 2012
"Evaluation of Sports-related Concussions"
John L. Woodard, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

March 2012
"Systems Modeling of Oxidative and Nitrosative Stress"
Mahendra Kavdia, PhD, Associate Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

February 2012
"Traumatic Brain Injury and potential role of Caffeine in alleviating secondary injury changes in an animal model"
Srinivas Kallakuri, PhD, Research Associate Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.