Trauma-Tsunamis and Tumors in Telencephalon: Innovations in Imaging and Intervention

Tarih: 17.02.2015
Yer: Kandilli Kampüs, AZ-19 13:00- 14:30

Prof. Murat Dığıçaylıoğlu
Department of Neurosurgery, UCSD & Peria, USA

Medical diagnostics and therapeutics are in need of innovative approaches. A new method to visualize traumatic brain injury in vivo will be presented and a novel diagnostic tool for this type of trauma discussed. Moreover, a novel nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery platform will be described based on brain tumors. 

About the Speaker:

Dr Digicaylioglu is a neuroscientist and neurosurgeon with over 20 years of experience. He studies Biology and Medicine in Germany, where he also received his MD. He did his residency in Zurich, Switzerland and also received a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Zurich. His postodoc experience includes three years at Harvard University and a year at Burnham Institute in California. He was promoted to an assistant professor at UCSD, department of Neurosurgery and to Associate professor at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Department of Neurosurgery. Finally he became a full professor in 2014 at the same department. He is currently on sabbatical from that position. Dr. Digicaylioglu's research interest includes investigation of neurodegenerative diseases, brain trauma and brain tumors and related therapies. He has five patents and is the founder of the biotech company Peria. Peria develops nanocarrier based personalized therapies for brain tumors.

Medical diagnostics and therapeutics are in need of innovative approaches. A new method to visualize traumatic brain injury in vivo will be presented and a novel diagnostic tool for this type of trauma discussed. Moreover, a novel nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery platform will be described based on brain tumors.