Seminar for Neurotrauma and Diseases 
Sponsored by Plexon Neurotechnology System


In 2017, the Center for Paralysis Research, in collaboration with Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience and Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery, began a biweekly seminar entitled, "Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Seminar Series" which featured, on average, seven established speakers each semester. With over 150 attendees, the series catered predominately to the vast neuroscience community at Purdue, creating an environment for researchers to collaborate and share ideas related to the central nervous system and motor, sensory or other deficits caused by injury. 

The Center for Paralysis Research, directed by Dr. Riyi Shi, has fostered in a multidisciplinary community aiming to expand domestic and international relations for further research collaborations and funding.


Starting in the spring of 2021, the Purdue neuroscience community ushered in a new and exciting chapter to this event. Through the successful collaboration between academic and corporate entities, CPR secured a sponsorship from Plexon Inc., one of the leading neuroscience technology companies in the world. The success of the TBI/SCI seminar series prompted Plexon Neurotechnology Systems to sponsor the series, assuming the new title, "Seminar for Neurotrauma and Diseases" at Purdue University. To promote further partnerships between academic institutes and corporate entities, Plexon Inc. teamed up with CPR to provide financial support to foster in new levels of collaborations among the neuroscience community to create synergy with the center resulting in long-lasting impacts on neurotrauma research. 


The seminar series will be virtually held via Zoom. Watch the seminars live here. Some seminars may be recorded for those that cannot attend live. For seminars that are recorded, you will be prompted to input your Purdue career account and password. If there are problems accessing the recording, try a different browser or contact CPR. Check back regularly for updates! The series will take place from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST on the following days:

September 8 
 Topic: Sodium channel Nav1.2 related autism and epilepsy: From mouse models to iPSCs models and potential implications in TBI
     Speaker: Yang Yang, PhD, assistant professor of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology, Purdue University

September 22

     Topic: Novel neurotechnologies for mapping brain circuits activity in health and disease
     Speaker: Krishna Jayant, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, Purdue University
October 6

     Topic: Neuroimaging of toxicity in humans: Neurotransmitters and metals
     Speaker: Ulrike Dydak, PhD, professor of health sciences; Director, Purdue Life Sciences MFRI Facility; Associate Director, Women's Global Health Institute, Purdue University

October 20
Topic: Identifying global targets of senescence and neurological diseases by functional proteomics
     Speaker: Uma Aryal, PhD, research assistant professor and Director, Proteomics Facility, Purdue University

November 3

     Topic: Imaging neuroinflammation
     Speaker: John Chen, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Institute for Innovation in Imaging; associate professor, Harvard Medical School; radiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital

November 17
     Topic: Brain multiphysics
     Speaker: Antoine Jérusalem, PhD, professor of mechanical engineering, Oxford University

December 1

     Topic: Multimodal imaging approach to evaluate brain and spinal cord injuries
     Speaker: Yunjie Tong, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, Purdue University

Archives | Spring 2021

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