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Neuroinformatics: Different View to the Brain

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm +04

Neuroinformatics: Different View to the Brain - AUA Akian College of Science and Engineering

About the Event:

During the “Neuroinformatics: Different View to the Brain” event you will explore the world of neuroscience and all the elements of the brain that are under question.

So how does the brain work? What are the functions, structure, or indicators of the nervous system’s development in healthy vs. diseased brains?

A tremendous amount of heterogeneous and complex data has been collected on multiple physiological and morphological levels to discover the brain’s work. In the last century, neuroscience started to speed up with discoveries about how the brain works and how important it is to learn about neurons and their behavior to prevent many neurological diseases, including multiple types of sclerosis, developing neural prostheses, and curing sensory-related diseases such as blindness.

About the Speaker:

Anahit Hovhannisyan, Ph.D. in neural and behavioral sciences, adjunct professor, California State University of Fresno.

Dr. Anahit Hovhannisyan is originally from Armenia, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biophysics. During her master’s degree, Anahit started working in the Buniatian Institute of Biochemistry, NAS of Armenia, Laboratory Biochemistry Institute in Armenia under Dr. Andranik Petrosian’s supervision, where she first learned about the visual system, and since then, Anahit has been researching it, trying to make her contribution to curing blindness. As research was very slow in Armenia because of financial and technical reasons, Anahit decided to continue her studies abroad to gain more knowledge and experience. Hovhannisyan left Armenia in 2010 to pursue her Ph.D. in Germany at the University of Tübingen and the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience. After completing her Ph.D. Anahit accepted an invitation to work in the United States and started her postdoc position, joining the “Retina Plasticity” project at UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University. Currently, Dr. Hovhannisyan is an adjunct professor in the Biology department of the California State University of Fresno, where she has been teaching since the Fall of 2017. She is a biophysicist and a neural and behavioral scientist, focusing on the mammalian brain. Having left her research at Stanford and UCSC, Anahit is planning to establish her own research lab at Fresno State University to continue what she has started, that is, investigating the visual system and finding a cure for blindness.

Language: English


June 21
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm +04
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Akian College of Science and Engineering (CSE)
+374 60 69 40 40; +374 60 61 26 38


313W, PAB