When our eyes perceive a color or we take a decision, our brain mobilizes a complex system of chemicals and electric signals in the background. And understanding this complex process occurring inside the brain requires interdisciplinary approaches from people passionate to decode the most advanced machine on the planet: human brain.
Join us this Saturday (July 11th) at 5:30 PM Nepal Time for the fifth session of Adhyapan Lecture Series as we hear from two young Nepali neurophysicists- Dr. Kamal Dhakal and Dr. Ganesh Chand- working on unboxing the secrets of the human brain.
Dr. Dhakal is a scientist at AbbVie working at an intersection of Physics and Neuro-science. He completed his Ph.D. in Physics at University of Texas at Arlington and was a PostDoctoral Research Assistant at University of Rochester Medical Center. He is passionate in visual neuroscience, particularly, retinal circuitry, color vision, psychophysics, and ocular Imaging and has decade-long experience in the interdisciplinary field. In AbbVie, Dr. Dhakal is one of the scientists working on a groundbreaking research on restoring vision of the blind.
Dr. Chand is a computational scientist at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher in University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he was the first scientist to discover Type 1 and Type 2 Schizophrenia. His current research focuses on understanding mental health issues and aims to uncover biomarkers of aging, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and Schizophrenia using the state-of-the-art neuroimaging and machine learning/AI methodologies.