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Aga Burzynska

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies/Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences, Director of the BRAiN lab, Colorado State University, USA 

Aga Burzynska holds degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology from International Max Planck Research Schools in Gottingen and Berlin, Germany. She studies brain aging using Magnetic Resonance Imaging, with a focus on the mechanisms of decline and plasticity in the white matter. She investigates the potential of exercise interventions, including dance, for maintaining or improving brain health to prevent dementia. She has also studied the structural and functional brain correlates of professional dance training in young adults. Overall, her work seeks to identify modifiable risk and protective factors for brain aging, which include physical activity, sedentariness, and different occupational exposures.