Blended Research Series Highlights Multidisciplinary Research in Neuroscience Sept. 29

A multidisciplinary panel of Georgia Tech researchers will share their research at Brain Connections: Advances in Neuroscience at 11 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 29 in the Library’s Neely Room.

This is the second installment of the Blended Research Series presented by the Georgia Tech Library’s Faculty Engagement Department. The Blended Research Series is a new panel discussion series focusing on multidisciplinary research. At each session, faculty and graduate students from various departments will be invited to present research in an area that crosses over multiple disciplines.

Topics for Brain Connections: Advances in Neuroscience may include neural repair and regeneration, sensory-motor integration, hybrid neural systems, interfaces between electronics and neural tissue, neuronal modeling, neural circuits/networks, measurement of cognition, effects of aging on cognitive mechanisms, cognitive control, enhancing cognitive performance, and more.

The session will feature the following panelists:

  • Dr. Rob Butera is jointly appointed as a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and in the Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering. His primary research is in the fields of neuroengineering, cellular and systems neuroscience, real-time instrumentation, and impedance-based tissue measurements. Butera works in the Laboratory for Neuroengineering, where he combines computational modeling techniques with electrophysiology experiments.
  • Dr. Audrey Duarte, Assistant Professor of Psychology, is the Principal Investigator at Tech's Memory and Aging Lab. Her research areas include cognition and brain science. To address these and other issues related to aging, she uses multiple experimental techniques, such as behavioral testing, electrophysiology (ERP), functional and structural neuroimaging and neuropsychological studies of humans with focal brain damage. 
  • Michael Dulas, a School of Psychology doctoral student, is a member of the Memory and Aging Lab. His research is primarily focused on memory changes throughout the lifespan, particularly memory for contextual details. Additionally, Dulas’ work investigates changes in alterations of brain activity during memory tasks, using both electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging. His most recent research is funded by the American Federation for Aging Research and looks at how we can improve memory in older adults through the use of cognitive strategies. 
  •  Mengchen Zhu is a doctoral student in Biomedical Engineering. He works in the Laboratory for Neuroengineering

This event is open to all interested faculty and students. For more information, contact the Faculty Engagement Department at 404-385-4392.