Seminar: NIPM & Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center


May. 19, 2017, 4pm to 5pm

Office/Remote Location

1311 - Auditorium


Alterations in GABAB may contribute to Alzheimer's disease pathology

Jefferson Kinney, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychology, UNLV

Functional connectivity analysis to determine characteristics of the olfactory network in wine experts

Karthik Sreenivasan, MRI Research Engineer, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Dr. Kinney earned his Ph.D. in 2000 from Colorado State University. He was then awarded an Intramural Research Training Fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health working in the Section of Behavioral Genetics directed by Dr. Jacqueline Crawley. In October of 2002, Dr. Kinney was awarded the Helen Dorris Fellowship in the Department of Neuropharmacology at The Scripps Research Institute in the laboratory of Dr. Tamas Bartfai. In August of 2007, Dr. Kinney joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Dr. Kinney’s research is primarily focused on investigations of Alzheimer’s disease, in particular the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the onset and progression of the disorder. Research projects in Dr. Kinney’s laboratory utilizes behavioral investigations followed by extensive cellular and molecular biology approaches to identify mechanisms responsible for behavioral alterations. Current projects in the laboratory include investigations of inflammation and other risk factors in Alzheimer’s disease. Video

Karthik Sreenivasan is a Research Engineer at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Karthik received his M. S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University, USA. His research interests include signal and image processing, investigation of brain connectivity using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) data, analysis of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging data, and using machine learning approaches for brain state classification. Video

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine (NIPM)
Erin Azua

Event Sponsor

Nevada Institute of Personalized MedicineCleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

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