TEDxJacksonville: The Dynamic Future of NeuroscienceFebruary 22, 2015 0 comments Print Article
Spring Behrouz on The Dynamic Future of Neuroscience
Dr. Spring Behrouz is a self-confessed neuroscience nerd who is passionate about finding meaningful solutions for neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. In her TEDxJacksonville talk, she vividly depicts the incalculable value of memory and movement, and the devastating biological effects of these diseases on the brain. She also details recent advances in computing technology that may help elucidate treatment targets for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. “We are now building revolutionary computer simulations of neurons,” she explains, “so we can have better insight into the molecular behaviors of neural cells so we can see a play-by-play of the interworking of neurons rather than static pictures frozen in time.”
Dr. Spring Behrouz received her PhD in Neuroscience from Michigan State University with an emphasis on neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. She continued research on biochemical pathways involved in these neurodegenerative disorders during post-doctoral work at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.
She is the founder and President of NeuroInitiative, a company dedicated to harnessing the recent advances in computing technology for the betterment of biological and health sciences. The company’s current project focuses on computer simulation of biological interactions inside a virtual neuron in order to elucidate treatment targets for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
This talk comes from TEDxJacksonville's 2014 conference. Connect with TEDxJacksonville here.