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GIA Research Seminar

Seminars are from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Academic Classroom Building Room 120 (3601 4th Street).

During each lecture, coffee, tea and snacks are provided. Parking in lot D-1 and D-2. Click here for a Parking Map.

Click here for past seminars.



January 17, 2017

"Global Aging: An unequal distribution of risks later in life"

Hafiz T.A. Khan, Ph.D.
Reader in Statistics, School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences
Birmingham City University


 February 7, 2017

"Infectibesity to anti-diabetic agent: A Translational Journey"

Nikhil Dhurandhar, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Texas Tech University

March 21, 2017

"Application of MRI and MRSI (Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging)
using the 3T Skyra at the Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute (TTNI) in developing
quantitative biomarkers for detection of early neurodegenerative processes"

Eric Walden, Ph.D.
Director of the Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute, Director of Data Science Programs, James C. Wetherbe Professor 
Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University

Sunna Mitra, D.Sc.
Director Emeritus, Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute (TTNI), P.W. Horn Professor & Director, 
Biomedical Integrated Devices and Systems (BIDS)
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University

Sai Merugumala
M.D. Candidate
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

April 4, 2017

"Mitochondria and Bioenergetics in Alzheimer's Disease"

Russell H. Swerdlow,M.D.
Gene and Marge Sweeney Professor Director
Alzheimer's Disease Center Director
Neurodegenerative Disease Program
Departments of Neurology, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Kansas Medical Center


May 9, 2017

"Mitochondrial dynamic abnormalities contributes to pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease"

Xiongwei Zhu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Case Western Reserve University

August 1, 2017

"A Double Whammy: How misfiled tau could hijack immune system to propagate itself and introduce neuroinflammation relevant to Alzheimer's Disease"

Kiran Bhaskar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Department of Neurology
University of New Mexico

September 12, 2017

Havinder S. Gill, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Whitacre Endowed Chair in Science and Engineering
Ed and Linda Whitacre Faculty Fellow
Texas Tech University