Pigs help scientists understand human brain

Using resting state fMRI, an imaging method normally reserved for humans to analyze brain activity in live agricultural swine models, we have discovered that pig brains are even better platforms than previously thought for the study of human neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Check out the story here!

Congratulations, Dr. West!

Dr. West was awarded the Young Alumni Achiever award by the UGA CAES Alumni Association!

Not One, But Two?!

Dr. Holly Kinder and Dr. Emily Baker published not one, but two papers in the Journal of Neurotrauma. Read their publications, “Controlled cortical impact leads to cognitive and motor function deficits that correspond to cellular pathology in a piglet traumatic brain injury model.” and “Traumatic Brain Injury Results in Dynamic Brain Structure Changes Leading to Acute and Chronic Motor Function Deficits in a Pediatric Piglet Model.” by following the links below. Congratulations, Holly and Emily!https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31084390
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31084386

Have a Great Summer!

The West Lab is going to miss our undergrads this summer! Have a good break and congrats to those who graduated! (more not pictured)

Congratulations, Kelly!

Kelly Scheulin won 1st place for her poster presentation at the 2019 Regenerative Bioscience Center/Animal Dairy Science Symposium! Kell-yeah!