Houston Methodist Academic Institute

Center for Neuroregeneration Visiting Lecture series - Dana McTigue, PhD.

Beyond the injured spinal cord: Spinal cord injury as a systemic disease

While it is well known that spinal cord injury (SCI) causes motor and sensory deficits, it is often less well-recognized that SCI also causes systemic organ pathology and metabolic dysfunction. In our lab, we are focused on understanding the metabolic consequences of SCI, with an emphasis on hepatic and adipose pathology, insulin resistance and dyslipidemia. Data will be presented on the metabolic problems individuals with SCI face and how we are using animal models to study mechanisms and search for therapeutic targets.
 

Location: 

III by Wolfgang Puck (6550 Bertner Ave 6th Floor, Houston, TX 77030

Tuesday, April 2 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

III by Wolfgang Puck, III by Wolfgang Puck 6550 Bertner Ave 6th Floor, Houston, TX 77030

Event Type

Conference, Seminar, Meeting

Attendance Options

In-Person

Category

Research, Regularly Scheduled Series

Department & Center
Academic Institute, Center for Neuroregeneration
Speaker

Dana M. McTigue, Ph.D. Department of Neuroscience Belford Center for Spinal Cord Repair, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Contact Email

dtvu@houstonmethodist.org

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