Ashok Shetty welcomed at Noble Hall and gave lecture on Friday, Dec 6
On Thursday, Dec 5, PUCRS opened its doors to Texas A&M University professor, Dr Ashok Shetty. The professor, who also serves as Associate Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, at the US university, was welcomed at the Noble Hall by the Senior Vice President Dr. Jaderson Costa da Costa. The meeting was also attended by the Executive Coordinator of the Office for International Cooperation, Mrs Carla Cassol and Brain Institute of RS (BraIns) researcher, Dr Gabriele Zanirati.
Dr Jaderson da Costa reinforced the University’ and BraIns’ interests in working together with the visiting professor. After the welcome at the President’s Office, Shetty attended a meeting at the Office for International Cooperation, where he had the chance to learn more about the University’s structure.
In the afternoon, he delivered the lecture: Efficacy of pluripotent stem cell therapy for temporal lobe epilepsy, at Living 360º. On Friday, Dec 6, he gave the lecture Promise of neural stem cell extracellular vesicles for improving cognitive function in aging and early Alzheimer’s disease.
A native of India, Shetty has written 127 publications and has received more than 7,800 citations for his published articles. He serves as the co-editor of the journal Aging and Disease, and Associate Editor of six other journals: Frontiers in Neuroscience, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, Frontiers in Neurology, Molecular and Cellile Epilepsy, Neurogenesis and Journal of Experimental Neuroscience. Professor Shetty’s lab is interested in developing clinically applicable strategies that are effective for improving brain function after injury, illness or aging.