UNDERGRAD INSTITUTION AND MAJOR:
University of California - San Diego, B.S. in Chemistry, 2005
Gulin Oz, Ph.D., Department of Radiology
THESIS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
- Janet Dubinsky, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience (Chair)
- Brent Clark, M.D./Ph.D., Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
- Lynn Eberly, Ph.D., Division of Biostatistics
- Yasushi Nakagawa, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience
DESCRIPTION OF GRADUATE RESEARCH
I am using short echo-time 1H MRS at 7 Tesla in human subjects with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). My goal is to determine the metabolite profiles in the motor cortex and pontine brainstem, which are known sites of pathology in ALS. This may provide clues to understanding the pathophysiology of ALS and may identify potential biomarkers that correlate with clinical measures of disease progression.
- Neuroimaging and Optogenetics
GRADUATE LEVEL PUBLICATIONS
- Terpstra M, Cheong I, Lyu T, Deelchand DK, Emir UE, Bednarik P, Eberly LE, Oz G. Test-retest reproducibility of neurochemical profiles with short-echo, single-voxel MR spectroscopy at 3T and 7T. Magn Reson Med. 2015 Oct 26.
- Ling Li, DVM,Ph.D., Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
- Gulin Oz, Ph.D., Department of Radiology
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE A FIRST YEAR GRADUATE STUDENT?
Attending seminars from other departments can be helpful when identifying an area of focus.