|Description:||Jefferson College of Health Sciences will be hosting a seminar as part of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) Brain Awareness Week events and you're invited! |
Brain Power: The Role of Exercise and Diet in Maintaining Healthy Synapses
Presented by Gregorio Valdez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
From 12 to 1 p.m.
CRCH Room 517
Dr. Valdez will present evidence on how exercise and diet help slow the mental and physical erosion that occurs with aging. A primary focus of his presentation will be the effect of such lifestyles on synapses, which are the sites of communication between neurons. He will draw examples from human and animal models to highlight how various brain and peripheral areas, including skeletal muscles, change through the different stages of life. He will also discuss strategies for discovering molecular factors that could be used as therapeutics for protecting the brain and the motor system.
Please join us for this informative and educational discussion!