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AUA Student Goes from Scholar to Scientist

Less than two years ago, Hima Bodagala was studying intensively as a medical student in Antigua. Now a scientist, others will intensively study her own work.

Bodagala, a Clinical Sciences student at American University of Antigua (AUA), co-authored a paper exploring one model of how insufficient blood flow can cause cerebral tissue damage. The paper details the results of research she conducted along with a Johns Hopkins University research team while a visiting scholar at that school. Bodagala had previously presented these results last fall at the Society for Neuroscience 40th Annual Meeting.

The paper, titled “In vivo magnetization transfer MRI shows dysmyelination in an ischemic mouse model of periventricular leukomalacia,” will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Cerebral Bloodflow & Metabolism. The journal published the article online ahead of print and made a free abstract is available at http://www.nature.com/jcbfm/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/jcbfm201168a.html.