Speaker: Dr. Chin Hong Tan
Title: Cerebrovascular influence on brain and cognitive aging
Date: Friday 12 August, 1-2 pm
Venue: AS4/02-08 (Psychology Department Meeting Room)
Recent studies have introduced a non-invasive approach of quantifying cerebrovascular health using diffuse optical imaging. This novel method estimates the cerebral arterial pulse across the entire scalp to extract measures such as pulse amplitude and arterial compliance. In this talk, I will discuss these methodological developments and findings elucidating the relationships between cerebrovascular health and a variety of indices associated with aging. These indices include blood pressure, brain volume, cardiorespiratory fitness, white matter health and cognitive function.
About the Speaker:
Chin Hong received his B.Soc.Sci(Hons) in Psychology from the National University of Singapore in 2011 and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016. His graduate research focuses on using a multimodal neuroimaging approach to understand the role of cerebrovascular health in brain and cognitive aging. Later this year, Chin Hong will begin a postdoctoral scholar position in the Memory and Aging Center at the University of California, San Francisco, to work primarily on PET imaging and genetics of neurodegenerative diseases.