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.
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.