Pediatric Tech Talk Webinar

"The Promise and Challenges of Pediatric Neurotechnologies"

Michelle LaPlaca, Ph.D.
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Tech / Emory University


Michelle LaPlaca's Translational Neurotrauma Laboratory studies traumatic brain injury (TBI) using preclinical model systems and novel clinical assessments. The goals are to determine thresholds for plasma membrane damage, probe for lipid biomarkers, determine biomarker efflux pathways from the brain to the blood, and introduce heterogeneity to study design. Clinical research includes development of multimodal concussion assessment tools and investigation of novel biomarkers.