Breakfast Club Seminar

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Tuesday May 10, 2016
      12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Biosciences, Room 1128
  • Phone: (404) 894-6228
  • URL: http://petitinstitute.gatech.edu/
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  • Fee(s):
    N/A
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Contact

Colly Mitchell

Summaries

Summary Sentence: "Multiscale Biomechanics of Brain Injury" - Michelle LaPlaca, Ph.D. - Georgia Tech

Full Summary: The Petit Institute Breakfast Club seminar series was started with the spirit of the Institute's interdisciplinary mission in mind and started to feature local Petit Institute faculty member's research in a seminar format. Faculty are often asked to speak at other universities and conferences, but rarely present at their home institution, this seminar series is an attempt to close that gap. The Petit Institute Breakfast Club is open to anyone in the bio-community.

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"Multiscale Biomechanics of Brain Injury"

Michelle LaPlaca, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Tech

Michelle LaPlaca’s broad research interests are in neurotrauma, injury biomechanics, and neuroengineering as they relate to traumatic brain injury (TBI). The goals are to better understand acute injury mechanisms in order to develop strategies for neuroprotection, neural repair, and more sensitive diagnostics. More specifically, the lab studies mechanotransduction mechanisms, cellular tolerances to traumatic loading, and plasma membrane damage, including mechanoporation and inflammatory- & free radical-induced damage.  We are coupling these mechanistic-based studies with –omics discovery in order to identify new biomarker candidates.  In addition, LaPlaca and colleagues have developed and patented an abbreviated, objective clinical neuropsychological tool (Display Enhanced Testing for Cognitive Impairment and Traumatic Brain Injury, DETECT) to assess cognitive impairment associated with concussion and mild cognitive impairment.  An immersive environment, coupled with an objective scoring algorithm, make this tool attractive for sideline assessment of concussion in athletic settings. Through working on both basic and clinical levels she is applying systems engineering approaches to elucidate the complexity of TBI and promoting bidirectional lab-to-clinical translation.

The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, an internationally recognized hub of multidisciplinary research at the Georgia Institute of Technology, brings engineers, scientists, and clinicians together to solve some of the world’s most complex health challenges. With 17 research centers, more than 170 faculty members, and $24 million in state-of-the-art facilities, the Petit Institute is translating scientific discoveries into game-changing solutions to solve real-world problems.

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In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB)

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Graduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
graduate students, IBB
Status
  • Created By: Colly Mitchell
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Nov 9, 2015 - 10:58am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:17pm