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2022 MRN-UNM CoBRE Seminar Series

Timothy Meier, PhD Associate Professor Medical College of Wisconsin

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2022  9 – 10AM MT

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MRI and Blood-based Biomarkers of Sport-related Concussion

ABSTRACT: Millions of sport-related concussions (SRC) occur every year in youth and young adults, resulting in short-term and potential long-term effects on neurobehavioral function. This seminar will review recent evidence highlighting the potential role of MRI and blood-based biomarkers in aiding clinical decision making and clarifying the time course of physiological recovery following SRC. In addition, this seminar will review recent findings regarding the potential cumulative effect of SRC and exposure to repetitive head impacts on brain structure and function in active athletes.

BIO: Dr. Meier is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. His research is focused on identifying the mechanisms of the acute and chronic effects of mild traumatic brain injury and sportrelated concussion using a cross-disciplinary neuroscience approach. As Principal Investigator, Dr. Meier is currently studying the role of a common metabolic pathway in the acute and cumulative effects of sport-related concussion on brain structure and function. In addition, Dr. Meier is a Co-Investigator on multiple large-scale studies aimed at characterizing the natural course of recovery of mild traumatic brain injury and sport-related concussion. He receives research support from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.