Ninth McKnight Inter-Institutional Meeting

The Ninth McKnight Brain Research Foundation Inter-Institutional Meeting

University of Arizona, Tucson

April 27-29, 2016

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"Lessons from the Oldest Old: the 90+ Study"

Claudia Kawas, M.D.

Professor, Neurology, School of Medicine

Neurobiology and Behavior, School of Biological Sciences

University of California, Irvine

 

"Magnetic resonance imaging to characterize age cognitive decline in the oldest old"

Clinton B. Wright, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

Scientific Director, Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

 

"Opportunities for defining brain connections in the oldest old"

Kristina M. Visscher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute and Department of Neurobiology

University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

"What can the transcriptome tell us about regional vulnerability to age and cognitive impairment"

Thomas C. Foster, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Neuroscience

Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Research on Cognitive Aging and Memory

University of Florida

 

"What can the transcriptome tell us about hippocampal subregion differences?"

Matthew J. Huentelman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Neurogenomics Division

Co-Director, Center for Rare Childhood Disorders

Translational Genomics Research Institute

Faculty Affiliate, Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, University of Arizona

  

 "Independent Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) in Successful Cognitive Aging versus MCI"

Virginia G. Wadley, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine and Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute

Director, Dementia Research Program, Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging

Associate Director, Edward R. Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility

University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

"McKnight brain aging registry: update and preliminary findings"

Ronald Cohen, Ph.D.

Professor, Neurology, Psychiatry, Clinical and Health Psychology, Aging and Geriatric Research

Director, Cognitive Aging and Memory-Clinical Translational Research Program (CAM-CTRP), Institute on Aging

University of Florida 

 

"Changes in time perception during aging can impair memory: Is no clock better than a bad clock?"

Fabian Fernandez, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor and BIO5 Fellow, Departments of Psychology, Neurology and Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute

University of Arizona

 

"In Vivo Characterization of Retinal Microvascular Impairment in Age Related Memory Loss"

Hong Jiang, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuro-ophthalmology & Neurology,  Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

 

"White matter injury and repair"

Charles H. Cohan, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Research AssociateDepartment of Neurology

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

                                         

“A Rodent Model of Medial Temporal Lobe-Dependent Discrimination Deficits in the Elderly”

Sara N. Burke, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Evelyn F. and Williams L. McKnight Brain Institute

University of Florida

 

“The Social Determinants of Healthy Aging”

David A. Sbarra, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology and Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute

University of Arizona