Welcome to the Irimia Laboratory!
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The Irimia Laboratory is an interdisciplinary group of scientists interested in how brain injury affects white matter architecture and neurodegenerative processes in older adults. The laboratory is led by Dr. Andrei Irimia, assistant professor of gerontology at the University of Southern California and it is located in the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center. The Andrus Center is the research and service component of the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, the world's oldest and largest school dedicated to the study of aging and to improving the quality of life of older persons through research and education. Our current research activities focus on the following major topics:
(1) traumatic brain injury (TBI) in older adults
(2) aging- and TBI-related reorganization of the human connectome
(3) the relationship between TBI and dementia
(4) aging and TBI effects upon neurocognitive function
The circular diagram shown above is a connectogram and was pioneered by Irimia et al. to facilitate the visualization of human brain wiring in health and disease. Feel free to browse the website to familiarize yourself with our research!
© Andrei Irimia, Ph.D. (2000-present)