2024 Workshop

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Multimodal Imaging of Lipid Metabolism in Health and Disease

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
BRB Gaulton Auditorium, Ground Floor BRB II Building
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Organizing committee:  Ravinder Reddy, PhD, John Detre, MD, Felix Wehrli, PhD, Walter Witschey, PhD, Arjun Yodh, PhD, Wesley Baker, PhD, Haris Mohammad, PhD,  Ari Borthakur, PhD, Susan Colleluori

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8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast

8:30 AM

Opening Remarks

Ravinder Reddy, PhD & John Detre, MD

8:40 AM

Overall Plenary:  Novel Functions of Oligodendrocytes and Myelin Lipids in the Nervous System

Klaus-Armin Nave, PhD (virtual)

Max Planck Institute Natur, Goettingen


Arjun Yodh, PhD and Mohammad Haris, PhD


9:30 AM

Session Plenary: Monitoring Lipid Metabolism in Cancer

Almut Schulze, PhD (virtual)

German Cancer Research Center

10:00 AM

Optical Imaging of Lipid Metabolism: Applications in Fluorescence Guided Surgery

Jim Delikatny, PhD (virtual)


10:20 AM Break  

10:40 AM

Dietary control of Intestinal Stem Cells in Physiology and Disease

Omar H. Yilmaz, PhD


11:00 AM

Frequency Domain Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy for In Vivo Label-free Measurement of Lipids

Darren Roblyer, PhD

Boston University

11:20 AM

In vivo Fluorescent Imaging to Identify Lipid Metabolism in Breast Cancer Residual Disease and Recurrence

Megan Madonna, PhD

Duke University

11:40 AM Session Q&A  

11:50 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch

 Moderators: Felix Wehrli, PhD and John Detre, MD  
1:00 PM Session plenary: Myelin Bilayer Mapping with MRI Markus Weiger/Klaas Pruessmann, PhD (virtual, ETH)
1:30 PM Metabolic Reprogramming in Brain During Midlife: Implications for White Matter Lipids and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in Later Life Roberta Brinton, PhD (virtual, Arizona)
1:50 PM NeuroImaging of Aging (NIA) using MR Physics to Study the Role of White Matter Determinants in Aging and Dementia Mustapha Bouhrara, PhD (virtual, NIH)
2:10 PM What can Advanced Imaging and its Histological Correlates Teach us about Myelin Pathology? Cornelia "Corree" Laule, PhD (UBC)
2:30 PM Lipid Sensitive MR Imaging Modalities in Preclinical Models of Alzheimer's Disease Anshuman Swain, BS (Penn)
2:50 PM Session Q/A  

3:00 - 3:20 PM -  Break

 Moderator:  Walter Witschey, PhD  
3:20 PM Session plenary: Where's the Fat? Insights from Large Scale Biobanks Dan Rader, MD (Penn)
3:50 PM Sarcopenia and Myosteatosis as Markers of Poor Nutrition — using Imaging-derived Features of Body Composition to Screen for Increased Surgical Risk Victoria M. Gershuni, MD (Penn)
4:10 PM Advanced Methods for Quantitative MRI of Liver Fat and Body Composition in Young Subjects and Adults Holden Wu, PhD (UCLA)
4:30 PM Endogenous Functional MRI of the Metabolic Activation of Adipose Tissues Kejia Cai, PhD (virtual, UI Chicago)
4:50 PM Lipomatous Metaplasia as the Substrate of VT in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Saman Nazarian. MD, PhD (Penn)
5:10 PM Session Q/A  

5:30 - 6:30 PM Reception, BRB Gaulton Lobby