Aman Badhwar, Ph. D. - A multiomics approach to understanding Alzheimer's disease

  • 29 Nov 2018
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Centre de recherche CERVO, salle F-1455, 2601 chemin de la Canardière, Québec

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Pour cette conférence, le CINQ a le plaisir d'accueillir Mme Aman Badhwar. Elle est postdoctorante à l'Université McGill et artiste peintre.


Titre de la conférence: A multiomics approach to understanding Alzheimer's disease


Résumé: As the population ages, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are reaching epidemic levels. AD is a complex and heterogeneous disorder with multifactorial etiology. Multidisciplinary approaches that are sensitive to the multiple dementing pathologies as well as mechanisms of brain aging are needed to better understand AD. Using data from MRI, cerebrovascular proteomics, measures of cerebral blood flow, and behavioral measures in mouse models of AD, I have examined the contributions of neuronal and neurovascular damage on cognitive dysfunction. Given the current consensus that therapeutic interventions must be initiated early in the disease course to have positive effects, I will discuss the potential for emerging imaging markers from functional MRI to identify people very early in the AD disease trajectory, before the onset of any clinical symptoms. Finally, I will discuss how the combined use of biomarkers from both imaging and biofluids-based omics has the potential to improve the detection of preclinical changes characteristic of the AD disease process and differentiate it from other age-related dementias.


Jeudi le 29 novembre

Centre de recherche CERVO, salle F-1455

IUSMQ, 2601 chemin de la Canardière, Québec

13h30 - 14h30 : conférence

15h - 16h : Café discussion avec les étudiants et stagiaires postdoctoraux


Au plaisir de vous y voir en grand nombre !


Les étudiants et stagiaires post-doctoraux sont invités à participer à un Café Discussion avec Mme Aman Badhwar à la suite de sa conférencePour vous inscrire, cliquez ici (inscription obligatoire).

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