Department of Neurology

Neuroscience Futures Seminar Series


A collage of junior scientists and clinician-scientists hard at work

Spotlighting junior scientists and clinician-scientists

The Department of Neurology in the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and the OHSU Brain Institute are excited to launch a new lecture series designed to spotlight junior scientists and clinician-scientists.

The seminar series is designed with three broad goals in mind:

  • Engage neurology and neuroscience researchers from minoritized groups to promote a more diverse future.
  • Provide a platform for junior scientists and clinician-researchers to showcase their work and network with the local neuroscience community.
  • Promote an action-oriented effort to increase diversity in the national and international academic community.

Tuesday, October 26, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Role of perivascular macrophages in neurovascular dysfunction induced by hypertension

Monica Santisteban, Ph.D.

Monica Santisteban, Ph.D.
Leon Levy Research Fellow, Weill Cornell Medical

Dr. Monica Santisteban is Instructor in Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine in the Brain and Mind Research Institute. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Florida under the mentorship of Dr. Mohan Raizada, and then joined the lab of Dr. Costantino Iadecola for her postdoctoral training. Her work, recently funded by a K22 from NINDS/NIA, focuses on the neuroimmune mechanisms of the neurovascular dysfunction and cognitive impairment produced by chronic hypertension and high dietary sodium, premier risk factors for stroke and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.  

Join us virtually

To increase exposure, the first year of quarterly talks will be virtual and available to attendees both within and outside OHSU.

Nominate a speaker

If you are interested in nominating speakers, please contact Kate Stout, community outreach coordinator for the OHSU Brain Institute.

  • Include the candidate's CV
  • Self-nominations are welcome