[Members Only] Myron Kayton Science Pub #24 - A Visit to the USC Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute
Join us to learn about new brain neuroimaging techniques and recent approaches to understand Alzheimer's disease, during an in-person visit to a USC research center led by Center Director Dr. Arthur Toga. Space is limited!
When: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 @ 12:00-1:00pm, followed by optional lunch at the Edmondson Faculty Center Restaurant
Location: USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, 2025 Zonal Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Cost: No charge, but pre-registration is required by January 8, 2024 or when space sells out.
Contact: Ethel Laczko, firstname.lastname@example.org or German Enciso, email@example.com
Parking: The closest parking lot is the Biggy Structure located on Zonal Ave. (see map below) and is $20 for daily parking. There is also meter/street parking. No cash payment accepted only card.
Alzheimer's disease is one of the most important and intractable problems in human health, and it is expected to impact up to one of every three seniors in the US. Dr. Arthur Toga is a professor at the University of Southern California working on brain imaging approaches to understand this disease. At this event, Dr. Toga and his team will lead a small group through the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, which Dr. Toga directs.
The USC Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute hosts the largest collection of brain data in the world. It uses mouse and human brain scans in order to map physical evidence of neurodegeneration to clinical symptoms. The digitized brain scan information is obtained from various sources such as stroke clinical trials and the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. The institute hosts the work of over 30 postdoctoral researchers and faculty.
After the 1-hour tour, the group of Harvard alumni will have the option to have lunch within a short walking distance from the Institute at the Edmonson Faculty Center. There is no charge for this event, but registration is required and space will be limited to 20 attendees.
About the Myron Kayton Science Pub Series:
The Science Pub series is named after former Club president Myron Kayton ’56, who was a regular attendee of the Pub talks and had a deep commitment to science, having served as Deputy Manager for Lunar Module Guidance and Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the 1960s.
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