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Krikor Dikranian

Krikor Dikranian

Washington University

Biography

Dikranian is an Associate Professor of the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology in Washington University , USA. He received his MD from Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria in 1978 & PhD from Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria in 1992. Dikranian have extensively studied the morphology of the vascular and nervous systems including the enteric nervous system. In the last 15 years the focus of his scientific interest has been the pathomorphology of the central and peripheral nervous systems. In ongoing projects with the Department of Neurology I am studying the development of neuronal and axonal changes after brain trauma and in transgenic mice expressing mutations common in Alzheimer’s disease. Mapping the human macro-connectome represents a grand challenge for the coming century and the field of connectomics received a major boost with the launching of the Human Connectome Project (HCP) in 2010. This is a large-scale NIH-sponsored effort to map the human connectome in healthy adults. Diffusion imaging and resting-state fMRI represent the two main modalities for examining the macro-connectome in vivo. My contribution to the project relates to combining and navigating MRI data with data from histological studies on primates by tracking trajectories of axonal pathways between the white matter and gray matter. Dikranian been a reviewer for many reputed Journal & author for many publications & books.

Research

Pathomorphology of the central and peripheral nervous systems.