15th Annual Neuropsychology Research Day
Friday, February 23, 2018
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Rosenthal Library Auditorium, Rm 230, Ground Floor
Queens College, CUNY
Keynote Address (1:00-2:15)
Given by: Patrizia Casaccia MD. PhD.
Director of the Neuroscience Initiative, Advanced Science Research Center, CUNY;
Professor of Neuroscience, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Neurology,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Talk title: “Oligodendrocytes as Environmental Sensors”
Dr. Casaccia’s work at the ASRC focuses on glial biology, with an emphasis on the effect of environmental exposure on brain health and disease. She has been developing interdisciplinary approaches to slow, and ultimately stop, the progression of neurodegenerative and demyelinating diseases, with a focus on Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Casaccia’s work includes translational research in regenerative and personalized medicine. The laboratory focuses on myelin repair with a special emphasis on the effect of aging and gender differences. In addition, her research addresses the mechanism of neuronal damage in patients with MS leading to novel screening for the discovery of new therapies to protect the neurons and replace damaged myelin. The new methodologies leading to personalized medicine include the generation of neural stem cells from patients’ skin, and the analysis of DNA and RNA from the blood of multiple sclerosis patients.
Excerpted from these sites… Read more at: http://www.asrc.cuny.edu/2016/08/25/patrizia-casaccia-named-founding-director-of-cuny-asrc-neuroscience-initiative/
Neuropsychology Research Day
Queens College of The City University of New York hosts an annual Neuropsychology Research conference, which provides a forum for students and faculty to present their latest and most exciting research, and fosters collaborations across laboratories.
Talks will start at 9:30 and run throughout the day with a lunch break from 12:00-1:00. The KEYNOTE ADDRESS will be 1:00-2:00. Each talk is about 15 minutes, presented by graduate students and faculty in field of Neuropsychology and Neuroscience. Come for all or part of the event.
All are welcome. Undergraduates and Master’s students interested in Neuropsychology and Neuroscience research at Queens College are particularly encouraged to attend. The conference is free and open to the public; no registration necessary.
For more information, please contact Dr. Carolyn Pytte: Carolyn.email@example.com
Queens College campus: 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing NY, 11367
Past Research Day Programs: