Dr Lin Kooi Ong

School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of Newcastle

Title: “Modulating the trajectory of brain recovery after stroke from bench to bedside"

Abstract: Stroke patients often find it difficult to do cognitive tasks, such as learning and recall memories. Our research team is undertaking controlled laboratory experiment to investigate the factors that influence brain recovery after stroke. Here, we found that stroke triggers a neurodegenerative condition, leading to activation of diverse cell types involved in survival and cell death mechanisms. We have published compelling pre-clinical evidence that certain environmental experiences, such as chronic stress, greatly obstruct the recovery process. Moving forward in clinical population, we are establishing a stress monitoring program for stroke patients which involves the measurement of biological stress parameters as well as psychometric assessments. Excitingly, we are working on a number of therapeutic opportunities for brain recovery after stroke. Using experimental stroke model, we found that growth hormone treatment stimulates cognitive recovery and brain plasticity

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 on Level 7 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. 


Neuroscience Seminars archive 2005-2018