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Kevin Brennan

Work Email Address:
KBRENNAN@MEDNET.UCLA.EDU

Mailing Address:
campus mail code:176919

UNITED STATES

Work Address:
635 Charles E. Young Drive South, NRB1-555a
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Fax Number:
310-206-6906
Work Phone Number:
310-206-7226



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Department / Division Affiliations
Assistant Professor, Neurology

Research Interest:

Wide-field imaging of disorders of the cerebral cortex in vivo

Our research focuses on wide-field imaging of disorders of the cerebral cortex in vivo. Our greatest interest is cortical spreading depression (CSD), a wave of neuronal and glial excitation which is thought to be the basis of the migraine aura. CSD is also intimately involved in the damage that occurs in stroke and brain trauma, and may be involved in the initiation and spread of seizures. An understanding of CSD has the potential to uncover the links between different types of cortical pathology, which in turn can increase our understanding of normal brain function. We use a variety of techniques including intrinsic signal imaging, fluorescence imaging, optical spectroscopy, and electrophysiology to study CSD and the disorders it affects.

Bio:

Publications: http://brennanlab.mednet.ucla.edu/