Understanding the contributions of vascular health to normal and pathological aging is fundamentally important given both the prevalence of vascular risk in the aging population and its amenability to prevention and treatment.
Dr. Rodrigue’s research focuses on mapping the changes that the healthy human brain undergoes with aging and understanding how these changes affect behavior. She is specifically interested in how health factors such as hypertension in combination with genetic risk can shape the course of aging. Our lab uses a variety of tools to assess brain and cognitive aging including structural and functional MRI, beta-amyloid PET imaging and detailed cognitive and neuropsychological assessment.
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Hanna Secures Travel Scholarship to Attend the 3rd Workshop on Research Definitions for Reserve and Resilience in Cognitive Aging and Dementia
There are several mechanisms that lead to individual differences in resilience, such as life exposures and genetic factors. The Reserve and Resilience Workshop will gather in Bethesda, Maryland on October 31 to November 1, 2021 to brainstorm these concepts and develop operational definitions that will guide future research.
Da Yeoun Moon, also known as Hanna, is a curious, captivating, cognitive neuroscience graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas. She grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles after immigrating to America from Korea with her family when she was 10-years-old. Now she’s tackling research on the aging brain.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas believe that determining the capability of individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to assess accurately their own cognitive function may help improve diagnosis of that condition — which often precedes an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis — as well as potentially help better identify those at risk for dementia…
Vincent Edwards is a seasoned saxophone player, a jazz aficionado, and wants to prevent the onset of neurodegenerative diseases. Lucky for us, this cognition and neuroscience Ph.D. student is bringing his talents to the CVL this Fall
Postdoctoral fellows, Dr. Chris Foster and Dr. Christina Webb, along with Dr. Rodrigue and Dr. Kennedy, traveled to Miami in January for the 2020 Human Amyloid Imaging (HAI) conference. Dr. Foster presented work demonstrating the negative influence of both brain iron and beta-amyloid on entorhinal cortex volume in healthy older adults. This work has since…
Several members of the lab, including Dr. Rodrigue and Dr. Kennedy and postdocs Dr. Foster and Dr. Webb, attended the 49th Annual Society for Neuroscience conference in Chicago in October 2019. Chris gave a nanosymposium talk on the structural properties of the hippocampus and their role in supporting episodic memory across the lifespan (since published…