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Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging

Adam Bauer: Mapping functional connections in the mouse brain: insight to understanding and treating disease

A plenary talk from SPIE Photonics West 2017.

14 February 2017, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201702.16

Adam Bauer, Washington University School of Medicine in St. LouisAdam Bauer of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis discusses mapping functional connections in the mouse brain. "We want to be able to help patients who are incapable of performing tasks, such as infants and those with impairments," says Bauer.

The lab has developed a functional connectivity optical intrinsic signal imaging system to study mouse models of Alzheimer's and functional connectivity following focal ischemia, and to map cell-specific connectivity in awake mice.

Adam Bauer received a PhD in Physics in 2009 and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Bauer's research is directed towards designing and applying optical imaging methods in the mouse brain to understand mechanisms of brain injury and repair.

Dr. Bauer is currently funded by an NIH Mentored Career Development Award to investigate the impact of neural network connectivity on stroke recovery. He was also recently awarded a small pilot grant to study the interaction between regional glucose metabolism and Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis in the mouse brain.