Special Neural Engineering Seminar: Flavio Frohlich (Tuesday March 26 at 2 pm)
Title: Brain Oscillations: Next Therapeutic Frontier?
Speaker: Dr. Flavio Frohlich, Associate Professor, The University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine
When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 2 pm
Where: CCNY Center for Discovery and Innovation, 3rd floor seminar room (CDI 3.352)
Contact: Greg Kronberg (email@example.com, 212-650-8876) for access to CDI building
Electrical activity in brain networks exhibits rhythmic structure. These brain oscillations are impaired in both neurological and psychiatric illnesses. Over the last few years, we have learned that such oscillatory dynamics are surprisingly susceptible to weak but smartly timed perturbations. In my talk, I will show how we draw from engineering, biology, and medicine to develop new therapeutic strategies that leverage this fundamental response property of neuronal networks. I will outline how the integration of target identification, target engagement, and target validation provides a framework for the rational design of brain stimulation paradigms that target and restore brain oscillations. By combining computational modeling, preclinical animal research, and human clinical trials, we are on a long but very exciting journey towards revolutionizing how we treat brain disorders. Join us for the journey!