Presented By: Tracy Fischer, PhD
Speaker Biography: Dr. Tracy Fischer received her PhD in Biology at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and has recently joined the Tulane faculty at the School of Medicine and Tulane National Primate Research Center from the Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Department of Neuroscience. A major focus of Dr. Fischer’s research is on the impact of chronic inflammation in the brain and how it effects microglial function and microglia-neuron communication in the context of HIV infection…
Webinar: Neuropathology of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Aged Non-human Primates
Webinar Abstract: Neurological manifestations, including headache, altered mental status, and stroke, are a major complication of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19). In addition, continued neurological difficulties, such as impaired memory and attention or difficulty finding or understanding words, are often reported by individuals suffering from post-acute sequalae of COVID-19 (PASC) or “long COVID”. Understanding how SARS-CoV-2 effects the brain of infected patients is critical for appropriate treatment of infected patients, as well as initiating relevant follow-up care after recovery…
1. Describe the variable neurological manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
2. Describe the neuropathology in brain of relevant non-human primate models of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
3. List important risk factors predisposing patients to neurological injury in the context of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
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