Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Grand Rounds

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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"Neurochemical Biomarkers of Neurodegeneration"

Gülin Öz, PhD


Dr. Gülin Öz is Professor at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota and specializes in magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and imaging (MRI). Following BS degrees in Physics and Chemistry from Bosphorus University in Istanbul and a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota, she continued with postdoctoral training at the CMRR where she later joined the faculty.

She uses high field, multi-nuclear MRS to explore neurochemical and metabolic alterations in diseases that affect the brain and spearheaded utilization of neurochemical profiles to assess cerebral changes in patients with neurological diseases and their response to treatment. She focuses on applications of advanced MRS methods in neurodegenerative diseases including spinocerebellar ataxias, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s diseases and ALS. She further studies the effects of diabetes and the hypoglycemic consequences of intensive insulin therapy on brain glucose and glycogen metabolism in humans. Finally, she leads efforts to facilitate the use and standardization of robust MRS methodology in the clinical setting.