Acquired brain injuries and their links to neurodegeneration
This group focus on acquired brain injuries, such as stroke and their relation to neurodegeneration. We explore adaptive plasticity processes found in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Other examples of acquired brain injuries of interest to our group are traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis (MS), and hydrocephalus.
In alignment with MultiPark's strategic goals
- Understand the origins and progression of neurodegenerative disease.
- Develop early and differential diagnostics and prognostics.
- Create new therapeutic approaches for prevention, disease modification and management of unmet medical needs.
- Increase our understanding of neurodegenerative processes and cognitive decline related to acquired brain injuries.
- Understand adaptive and maladaptive plasticity in acquired brain diseases that compensate for neurodegeneration.
- Use refined imaging techniques to monitor stages of neurodegeneration from the molecular to the organ level.
The group plans to arrange afternoons with research presentations twice/semester and bi-monthly lunch journal clubs organized by PhD students. Furthermore, we plan to create a catalogue to share antibodies, protocols, samples, patient cohorts, microscopes, transgenic mouse colonies, etc.
iben [dot] lundgaard [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (iben[dot]lundgaard[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)