The CoBrA Lab will be at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting in San Diego from November 12-16. This event is the world’s largest meeting in neuroscience, with over 30,000 attendees from around the globe, and allows scientists to present their findings, learn from experts, forge collaborations, and explore new tools and technologies. Two of our lab members (Daniel Gallino and Gulebru Ayranci) will be presenting posters and three of them (Elisa Guma, Christine Tardif, and Chris Steele) will be presenting their research with a nanosymposium. Check out our abstracts. For more information about SfN and the meeting, check out their website.
Check out our recently developed hippocampal white matter atlas created by Robert S.C. Amaral. This atlas includes the full anterior to posterior segmentation of extra-hippocampal white matter tracts (i.e. alveus, fimbria, and fornix). Our freely-available 5 high-resolution MRI atlases have been derived from a reliable and detailed manual segmentation protocol. Moreover, these white matter atlases can be used in complement with the hippocampal subfield atlas previously developed in our lab. For more information about this atlas, check out our atlases webpage or to download it, click here.
In addition, implementation and validation of these white matter atlases on our automatic segmentation pipeline, MAGeT Brain, was used to analyze the trajectory of these hippocampal white matter regions in both healthy aging (OASIS dataset), Alzheimer’s disease, and mild cognitive impairment (ADNI) cohorts. For more information regarding segmentation protocol, reliability, validation, methods and results see the pre-print version of our article.
Hanna Röhling is a second year student of the Master program in Computational Neuroscience at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Berlin, Germany. Having completed her undergraduate studies in Computational Life Science at the University of Lübeck in Germany, Hanna became interested in machine learning and multi-variate techniques for the development of diagnostic tools and the investigation of biomarkers. She would like to gain experience in a more translationally oriented research field and will be doing a lab rotation at the CoBrA Lab for three months to gain experience in computational neuroanatomy.
The Cobra Lab returned to Camp Kanawana for their second annual lab retreat. We spent the three days lakeside, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Waking up to the beautiful sounds of nature and starting the day off with lakeside morning yoga, then huddling by the campfire at night and stuffing our faces with s’mores was the epitome of our trip. However, it wasn’t all fun and games. We had daily meetings reviewing our accomplishments of the past year and brainstorming future directions for our laboratory.