“Towards a Multifactorial Characterization of Neurodegeneration” by Y. Iturria-Medina

As part of the The Feindel Brain Imaging Lecture SeriesDr Yasser Iturria Medina presented “Towards a Multifactorial Characterization of Neurodegeneration”. The slideshow from the presentation can be viewed here [Google Slides]


Yasser Iturria-Medina
Montreal Neurological Institute

Short Bio:
Yasser Iturria Medina (Havana, 1980), has a Nuclear Engineering background, a Master’s degree in Neurophysics and a PhD in Health Sciences. In 2003, he joined the Cuban Neuroscience Center, pioneering initial attempts to map/characterize whole brain connectivity patterns using diffusion tractography techniques. His current work is mainly focused on the development and validation of multifactorial association models of brain (dis)organization and cognition, which a particular emphasis on neurodegenerative mechanisms. At the present, he is a Banting postdoctoral fellow at MNI.

Some relevant references for the talk:

– Yasser Iturria-Medina et al., 2016. Early Role of Vascular Dysregulation on Late-Onset Alzheimer´s Disease Progression: evidence from a multi-factorial data-driven analysis. Nature Communications, 7, # 11934, doi:10.1038/ncomms11934.

– Yasser Iturria-Medina and Alan C. Evans, 2015. On the central role of brain connectivity in neurodegenerative disease progression. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Review paper. May, vol 7, article 90. DOI: 10.3389/fnagi.2015.00090.

– Yasser Iturria-Medina et al., 2014. Epidemic Spreading Model to Characterize Misfolded Proteins Propagation in Aging and Associated Neurodegenerative Disorders. PLOS Computational Biology, Vol. 10 (11), e1003956.