Lora Talley Watts, Ph.D.Assistant Professor/Research
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2005
McDermott Building; Office 2.422
Her specific interests are:
1) assessment of neuroprotection and neurodegeneration in relation to stroke and traumatic brain injury;
2) imaging techniques for in vivo assessment of stroke and traumatic brain injury; and
3) behavioral assessment of functional recovery following stroke and traumatic brain injury.
Lora Talley Watts, Ph.D. *, Justin Alexander Long*, Hemanth Manga, Shiliang Huang, Ph.D., Qiang Shen, Ph.D., Timothy Q Duong, Ph.D. (2015) Normobaric oxygen worsens outcome following mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. doi: 10.1038/jcbfm.2015.18 *-Authors contributed equally
Lora Talley Watts*, Qiang Shen, Shengwen Deng, Jonathan Chemello, Timothy Q Duong. (2015) Manganese-enhanced MRI in a controlled cortical impact model of mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma. 32(13): 1001-1010. doi:10.1089/neu.2014.3737. *Cover art work selected from my data set.
Watts LT, Lloyd R, Garling RJ, Duong T. Stroke neuroprotection: targeting mitochondria. Brain Sci. 2013 Apr 19;3(2):540-60.
Zheng W, Watts LT, Holstein DM, Prajapati SI, Keller C, Grass EH, Walter CA, Lechleiter JD. Purinergic receptor stimulation reduces cytotoxic edema and brain infarcts in mouse induced by photothrombosis by energizing glial mitochondria. PLoS One. 2010 Dec 22;5(12):e14401.
Shen Q, Du F, Huang S, Rodriguez P, Watts LT, Duong TQ. Neuroprotective efficacy of methylene blue in ischemic stroke: an MRI study. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 21;8(11):e79833.
Muir ER, Watts LT, Tiwari YV, Bresnen A, Shen Q, Duong TQ. Quantitative cerebral blood flow measurements using MRI. Methods Mol Biol. 2014;1135:205-11.
Fletcher L, Evans TM, Watts LT, Jimenez DF, Digicaylioglu M. Rapamycin treatment improves neuron viability in an in vitro model of stroke. PLoS One. 2013 Jul 4;8(7):e68281.
Long JA, Watts LT, Chemello J, Huang S, Shen Q, Duong TQ. Multiparametric and longitudinal MRI characterization of mild Traumatic Brain Injury in rats. J Neurotrauma. 2014 Sep 9.
Watts LT, Rathinam ML, Schenker S, Henderson GI. Astrocytes protect neurons from ethanol-induced oxidative stress and apoptotic death. J Neurosci Res. 2005 Jun 1;80(5):655-66.