The MBM Program continues its Frontiers in Miniature Brain Machinery lecture series with Graham Huesmann, MD / PhD. Huesmann is an Epileptologist / Neurologist and Research Assistant Professor at Carle Foundation Hospital and the Molecular & Integrative Physiology Department and Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois.
Huesmann will speak October 2 at 4pm in 2269 Beckman Institute on “MBM MTS FCD MRE 7T-MRI: Basics of epilepsy, clinical problems with current diagnostic techniques, and some emerging technological solutions and the translational research.”
The title, decoded:
Miniature brain machinery (MBM)
Mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS)
Focal Cortical Dysplasia (FCD)
Magnetic resonance elastogrpahy (MRE)
Seven Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (7T-MRI)
Assistant Professor Dr. Huesmann received his MD and PhD in neuroscience from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before completing his residency at the Partners program in Boston. He stayed at Massachusetts General Hospital for his fellowship in epilepsy as well as a postdoc. He returned to the University of Illinois to start an epilepsy center at Carle Hospital, a research lab on campus, and at the Beckman Institute and to assist in the starting of the new engineering-focused Carle Illinois College of Medicine on campus. His research is with a new imaging technique (magnetic resonance elastography [MRE]) as a means of early diagnosis of Mesial Temporal Sclerosis (MTS) and a method to find cryptogenic dysplastic lesions that elude even 7T MRI.