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Assessment of Altered Copper Fluxes in Brain Disorders with 64CuCl2 PET Imaging - Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture
Friday, Nov. 1, 2019
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.

The talk will also be simulcast by videolink to Erik Jonsson Academic Center JO 4.306 and available to stream on Zoom.

Friday, 11/1/2019 at noon

Lunch Available at 11:45am lecture from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Registration is free, but is required. Register for this event.

Fangyu Peng, PhD, UT Southwestern

Fangyu Peng, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Nuclear Medicine Division. He also serves as the Director of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Translational Imaging, and holds a secondary appointment in the Advanced Imaging Research Center. His clinical interests include general nuclear medicine, PET imaging, and computed tomography (CT), with a particular interest in oncology and neurology.

Dr. Fangyu Peng will cover several topics of his research: (1) principle of assessment of brain disorders with PET using 64CuCl2 as a radiotracer; (2) examples of using 64CuCl2 radiotracer for assessment of altered brain copper fluxes in a mouse model of Wilson’s disease with PET imaging;  (3) exploratory study of functional imaging of traumatic brain injury with PET using 64CuCl2 radiotracer; and (4) The last part of this talk will shed light on the alteration of copper fluxes in brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as potential application of altered copper fluxes as a new biomarker for functional imaging of brain aging and neurodegenerative disorders with PET.

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Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to [email protected]. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.
Contact Info:
Center for BrainHealth, 972-883-3007

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