Speaker: Dr. Mohamad El Amki
University of Zurich

Please note this seminar has been moved to the AIBN Seminar Room

Title: Exploring the Brain Vascular function: from the pial vasculature to the delicate capillaries

Our goal is to understand how blood flow dynamics are regulated in the complex of the brain vascular network in health and disease. A human brain is powered by ~650km of blood vessels which are compartmentalized into arteries, capillaries, and veins. This immensely complex network can easily fail during disease such as stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.

We focus on the regulation of brain fluid dynamics with a special emphasis on blood flow recovery after ischemic stroke. Recently, our group has shown that pial collaterals are key components regulating reperfusion after stroke. Moreover, we uncovered that microvascular failure after stroke is due to capillary stalls by neutrophil plugging.

Our group have been building novel imaging tools to study how to resolve obstructions in large vessels as well as in the microvasculature. We strive to find novel approaches to improve macro and microvascular function in order to keep the brain’s circulatory system functional.



About Neuroscience Seminars

Neuroscience seminars at the QBI play a major role in the advancement of neuroscience in the Asia-Pacific region. The primary goal of these seminars is to promote excellence in neuroscience through the exchange of ideas, establishing new collaborations and augmenting partnerships already in place.

Seminars in the QBI Auditorium are held on Wednesdays at 12-1pm, which are sometimes simulcast on Zoom (with approval from the speaker). We also occassionally hold seminars from international speakers via Zoom. The days and times of these seminars will vary depending on the time zone of the speaker. Please see each seminar listed below for details. 


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