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The Virtual Brain: A Computational Microscope to Elucidate Brain Mechanisms From Health to Dementia - Virtual Frontiers of BrainHealth Lecture

The Virtual Brain: A Computational Microscope to Elucidate Brain Mechanisms From Health to Dementia

The Center for BrainHealth invites scientists to share their scientific study with students and other researchers at the BrainHealth Frontiers Lunch Lectures. The lectures are heavily science focused and are not intended for a lay audience. 

Friday, 1/29/2021 at noon

Registration is free.  Register now. You will be emailed a link to join the virtual event.

Ana Solodkin, PhD
UT Dallas

Dr. Solodkin’s academic career has been centered in neuropathological mechanisms in humans associated with Neurological disease with a special emphasis on neurodegeneration (Alzheimer’s disease and spinocerebellar ataxias) and ischemic stroke. As such, she has been able to explore anatomical correlates of these diseases from basic anatomy to assessment of connectivity based on MR acquisitions. More importantly, since its beginning, she has been an active partner of TheVirtualBrain consortium. TheVirtualBrain (TVB) is an open-source whole-brain simulation platform that integrates empirical data of different modalities and spatiotemporal scales to construct comprehensive and biologically plausible models of brain network dynamics. At UT Dallas she is conducting development and research with the TheVirualBrain (TVB) platform in neurodegeneration with the idea to determine biophysical parameters that can be used as biomarkers for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease before the surge of clinical manifestations. That is, she uses TVB to evaluate the clinical potential of therapeutic interventions in pre-clinical stages, thus helping to ensure that such efforts converge on targets that could lead to promising outcomes.


Friday, January 29 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public, Prospective Students, Graduate Students


Science & Technology, Research


dementia, brain, Virtual Brain

Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Center for BrainHealth
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