Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)
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Natural Sciences - BS / MD Program
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Bachelor of Science
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ipRGCs are retinal ganglion cells that project to visual processing centers of the brain for nonimage forming visual functions. The relation of ipRGCs to tramatic brain injury (TBI) is emerging as data has been published describing ipRGC functional changes in TBI affected military veterans. Major symptomologies of concussions, a mild form of TBI, also overlap with the function governed by sites in the brain with major ipRGC projection percentages. Assesing if a morphological change is occuring in the ipRGCs after a TBI could support the idea of a pathological mechanism of the injury. This study could also indicate further relevance for identification of cellular activities after TBI for an acurate mechanistic identification.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Foresi, Brian and Smith, Matt, "Assessing Morphology of ipRGCs After Traumatic Brain Injury" (2020). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1117.
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