College

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)

Date of Last Revision

2020-05-07 11:28:16

Major

Natural Sciences - BS / MD Program

Honors Course

3100:499

Number of Credits

3

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020

Abstract

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.

Research Sponsor

Jordan Renna

First Reader

Matt Smith

Second Reader

Thibaut Huette

Honors Faculty Advisor

Brian Bagatto

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