noon - 1 p.m. Location: International Reception Hall, Center for BrainHealth
The Center for BrainHealth invites scientists to share their scientific study with students and other researchers at the BrainHealth Frontiers Lunch Lectures. The lectures are heavily science focused and are not intended for a lay audience. This lecture will be held at the Brain Performance Institute - The Ellipse, 2200 West Mockingbird Lane.
Friday, 10/12/2018 at noon
Sushmita Purkayastha, PhD
Director of Cerebrovascular Research Laboratory
Applied Physiology & Wellness Department
Simmons School of Education & Human Development
Southern Methodist University
Topic is Cerebral Blood Flow Regulation Following a Sports Related Concussion
Dr. Purkayastha’s is a tenure track faculty in the Department of Applied Physiology & Health Management. Her research interest is focused on cerebral blood flow regulation and the role of the autonomic nervous system in healthy and diseased humans. She has expertise in transcranial Doppler ultrasonography to examine cerebral blood flow regulation non-invasively. Dr. Purkayastha’s research studies focus on mild traumatic brain injury, in other words concussion. Despite large numbers of incidences, and the higher risks for long-term health burden, the pathophysiology behind the injury is poorly understood. Dr. Purkayastha’s laboratory examines the link between clinical symptoms such as cognition and postural balance and associated changes in cerebral blood flow regulation. Her goal is to identify objective markers for diagnosis of concussion preventing long-term second-impact syndrome and design appropriate therapeutic intervention in the future.
Lunch Available at 11:45am lecture from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
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