Recent Conference Abstracts

Conference Abstracts from the Last 5 Years ( =a trainee of Dr. Barrientos’)
  1. Muscat, S.M., Deems, N.P., Butler, M.J., Barrientos, R.M. TLR4 antagonism prevents and reverses opiate-induced persistent post-operative cognitive dysfunction in aged male rats. Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society Abstracts, Zurich, Switzerland, 2022.
  2. Muscat, S.M., Deems, N.P., Scaria, E.A., Butler, M.J., Barrientos, R.M. Short-term consumption of a high-fat diet makes post-operative cognitive dysfunction persistent & induces anxiety-like behaviors in aged male rats. Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society Abstracts, Zurich, Switzerland, 2022.
  3. Butler, M.J., Sengupta, S., Deems, N.P., Guerau, M., Barrientos R.M. Short-term high fat diet consumption impairs learning and memory and increases CNS T-cell infiltration in aged rats. Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society Abstracts, Zurich, Switzerland, 2022.
  4. Deems, N.P., Scaria, E.A., Butler, M.J., Muscat, S.M., Maier, S.F., Cortese, G.P., Quach, T.T., Barrientos, R.M. Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: Factors beyond neuroinflammation. Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society Abstracts, Zurich, Switzerland, 2022.
  5. Gonzalez Olmo, B.M., Zhao, F., Askwith, C., Barrientos, R.M. Short-term high-fat diet consumption impairs long-term potentiation in the aged hippocampus. Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society Abstracts, Zurich, Switzerland, 2022.
  6. Mackey-Alfonso, S., Williams-Medina, A., Butler, M.J., Deems, N.P., Taylor, A., Barrientos, R.M. The effect of high-fat diet on neuroinflammation, synaptic plasticity, and pathology in the 3xTg-AD mouse model. Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society Abstracts, Zurich, Switzerland, 2022.
  7. Muscat, S.M., Deems, N.P., Butler, M.J., Barrientos, R.M. Short-term consumption of a high-fat diet makes post-operative cognitive dysfunction persistent & induces anxiety-like behaviors in aged male rats. Chronic Brain Injury Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2022.
  8. Butler M.J., Sengupta, S., Deems, N.P., Amici, S., Guerau, M., Barrientos R.M. High-fat diet increases T-cell populations in aged male rats. Chronic Brain Injury Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2022.
  9. Mackey-Alfonso, S., Williams-Medina, A., Butler, M.J., Deems, N.P., Taylor, A., Barrientos, R.M. The effect of high-fat diet on neuroinflammation, synaptic plasticity, and pathology in the 3xTg-AD mouse model. Neuroscience Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2022.
  10. Muscat, S.M., Deems, N.P., Butler, M.J., Barrientos, R.M. Short-term consumption of a high-fat diet makes post-operative cognitive dysfunction persistent & inducesanxiety-like behaviors in aged male rats IBMR Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2022. *Selected for an oral presentation.
  11. Butler, M.J., Sengupta, S., Deems, N.P., Guerau, M., Barrientos R.M. Short-term high fat diet consumption impairs learning and memory and increases CNS T-cell infiltration in aged rats. IBMR Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2022. *Selected for an oral presentation.
  12. Deems, N.P., Scaria, E.A., Butler, M.J., Muscat, S.M., Maier, S.F., Cortese, G.P., Barrientos, R.M. Post-operative morphine increases hippocampal synaptic proteins of aged animals during memory consolidation. IBMR Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2022.
  13. Gonzalez Olmo, B.M., Zhao, F., Askwith, C., Barrientos, R.M. Short-term high-fat diet consumption impairs long-term potentiation in the aged hippocampus. IBMR Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2022.
  14. Scaria, E.A., Muscat, S.M., Deems, N.P., Butler, M.J., Barrientos, R.M. TLR4 antagonism reverses surgery-related dysregulation of synaptic plasticity & cognitive impairment. IBMR Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2022.
  15. Butler M.J., Barrientos R.M. DHA prevents diet-induced memory impairments and microglia-mediated inflammatory gene expression. Neurological Research Institute Annual Retreat, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021.
  16. Muscat, S.M., Deems, N.P., Butler, M.J., Barrientos, R.M. Short-term consumption of a high-fat diet makes post-operative cognitive dysfunction persistent in male rats. Neurological Research Institute Annual Retreat, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021.
  17. Scaria, E.A., Deems, N.P., Butler, M.J., Muscat, S.M., Rice, K., Maier, S.F., Cortese, G.P., Barrientos, R.M. Post-operative morphine decreases hippocampal synaptic proteins of aged animals during memory consolidation. Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021.
  18. *Deems, N.P., Muscat, S., Grace, P.M., D’Angelo, H.M., Kitt, M.M., Andersen, N., Rice, K., Watkins, L.R., Maier, S.F., Barrientos, R.M. Post-surgical memory deficits in aged rats are made persistent with morphine. IGP Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021. *Selected for an oral presentation.
  19. Massa, N., Butler, M.J., and Barrientos, R.M. The effects of aging and high fat diet on intestinal inflammation and mitochondrial homeostasis. Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS), Virtual Conference, 2021.
  20. Gonzalez Olmo, B.M., Zhao, F., Askwith, C., Barrientos, R.M. Short-term high-fat diet consumption impairs long-term potentiation in the aged hippocampus. Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS), Virtual Conference, 2021.
  21. Deems, N.P., Muscat, S., Quach, T., Olagbenro, D., Foster, M., Akomeah, M., Ruzga, M., D’Angelo, H.M., Kitt, M.M., Grace, P.M., Andersen, N., Silverman, S., Rice, K., Watkins, L.R., Maier, S.F., Barrientos, R.M. Post-surgical morphine prolongs hippocampal dysfunction in aged rats. Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS), Virtual Conference, 2021.
  22. Butler M.J., Barrientos R.M. DHA prevents diet-induced memory impairments and microglia-mediated inflammatory gene expression. Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS), Virtual Conference, 2021.
  23. Muscat, S.M., Deems, N.P., Rice, K., Watkins, L.R., Maier, S.F., Barrientos, R.M. TLR4 Antagonism Ameliorates Persistent Post-Operative Cognitive Decline. Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society (PNIRS), Virtual Conference, 2021.
  24. *Deems, N.P., Muscat, S., Grace, P.M., D’Angelo, H.M., Kitt, M.M., Andersen, N., Rice, K., Watkins, L.R., Maier, S.F., Barrientos, R.M. Post-surgical memory deficits in aged rats are made persistent with morphine. Department of Neuroscience Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021. *Won 3
    rd place graduate student poster presentation award.
  25. Deems, N.P., Muscat, S., Quach, T., Olagbenro, D., Foster, M., Akomeah, M., Ruzga, M., D’Angelo, H.M., Kitt, M.M., Grace, P.M., Andersen, N., Silverman, S., Rice, K., Watkins, L.R., Maier, S.F., Barrientos, R.M. Post-surgical morphine prolongs hippocampal dysfunction in aged rats. IBMR Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021.
  26. *Muscat, S.M., Deems, N.P., Rice, K., Watkins, L.R., Maier, S.F., Barrientos, R.M. TLR4 Antagonism Ameliorates Persistent Post-Operative Cognitive Decline. IBMR Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021. *Selected for oral presentation.
  27. Massa, N., Butler, M.J., and Barrientos, R.M. The effects of aging and high fat diet on intestinal inflammation and mitochondrial homeostasis. IBMR Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021.
  28. *Butler M.J., Barrientos R.M. DHA prevents diet-induced memory impairments and microglia-mediated inflammatory gene expression. IBMR Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021. *Won the Ronald Glaser outstanding postdoc oral presentation travel award.
  29. Gonzalez Olmo, B.M., Zhao, F., Askwith, C., Barrientos, R.M. Short-term high-fat diet consumption impairs long-term potentiation in the aged hippocampus. IBMR Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021.
  30. Gonzalez Olmo, B.M., Zhao, F., Askwith, C., Barrientos, R.M. Short-term high-fat diet consumption impairs long-term potentiation in the aged hippocampus. Russel Klein Symposium, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021.
  31. Butler M.J., Barrientos R.M. DHA prevents diet-induced memory impairments and microglia-mediated inflammatory gene expression. Russel Klein Symposium, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021.
  32. Massa, N., Butler, M.J., and Barrientos, R.M. The effects of aging and high fat diet on intestinal inflammation and mitochondrial homeostasis. Russel Klein Symposium, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021.
  33. *Deems, N.P., Barrientos, R.M. Morphine-induced persistent postoperative cognitive dysfuntion in aged rats occurs via a neuroinflammatory mechanism with implications for synaptic plasticity. OSU Hayes Graduate School Forum. Virtual Meeting, 2021. *Selected for an oral presentation.
  34. *Muscat, S.M., Barrientos, R.M. TLR4 Antagonism Ameliorates Persistent Post-Operative Cognitive Decline. OSU Hayes Graduate School Forum. Virtual Meeting, 2021. *Won 3rd place graduate student poster presentation award.
  35. Gonzalez Olmo, B.M., Zhao, F., Askwith, C., Barrientos, R.M. Short-term high-fat diet consumption impairs long-term potentiation in the aged hippocampus. College of Medicine Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021.
  36. Massa, N., Butler, M.J., and Barrientos, R.M. The effects of aging and high fat diet on intestinal inflammation and mitochondrial homeostasis. College of Medicine Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021.
  37. Deems, N.P., Muscat, S., Quach, T., Olagbenro, D., Foster, M., Akomeah, M., Ruzga, M., D’Angelo, H.M., Kitt, M.M., Grace, P.M., Andersen, N., Silverman, S., Rice, K., Watkins, L.R., Maier, S.F., Barrientos, R.M. Post-surgical morphine prolongs hippocampal dysfunction in aged rats. College of Medicine Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021.
  38. Butler M.J., Barrientos R.M. DHA prevents diet-induced memory impairments and microglia-mediated inflammatory gene expression. College of Medicine Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021.
  39. Muscat, S.M., Deems, N.P., Rice, K., Watkins, L.R., Maier, S.F., Barrientos, R.M. TLR4 Antagonism Ameliorates Persistent Post-Operative Cognitive Decline. College of Medicine Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021.
  40. Massa, N., Butler, M.J., and Barrientos, R.M. The effects of aging and high fat diet on intestinal inflammation and mitochondrial homeostasis. Chronic Brain Injury Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021.
  41. Deems, N.P., Muscat, S., Quach, T., Olagbenro, D., Foster, M., Akomeah, M., Ruzga, M., D’Angelo, H.M., Kitt, M.M., Grace, P.M., Andersen, N., Silverman, S., Rice, K., Watkins, L.R., Maier, S.F., Barrientos, R.M. Post-surgical morphine prolongs hippocampal dysfunction in aged rats. Chronic Brain Injury Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021.
  42. *Gonzalez Olmo, B.M., Zhao, F., Askwith, C., Barrientos, R.M. Short-term high-fat diet consumption impairs long-term potentiation in the aged hippocampus. Chronic Brain Injury Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021. *Won Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation.
  43. *Butler M.J., Barrientos R.M. DHA prevents diet-induced memory impairments and microglia-mediated inflammatory gene expression. Chronic Brain Injury Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021. *Selected for a Spotlight talk.
  44. *Muscat, S.M., Deems, N.P., Rice, K., Watkins, L.R., Maier, S.F., Barrientos, R.M. TLR4 Antagonism Ameliorates Persistent Post-Operative Cognitive Decline. Chronic Brain Injury Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021. *Selected for a Data Blitz talk
  45. Butler M.J., Barrientos R.M. DHA prevents diet-induced memory impairments and microglia-mediated inflammatory gene expression. College of Dentistry Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2021.
  46. Massa, N., Butler, M.J., Barrientos, R.M. Docosahexaenoic acid protects against saturated fat-induced inflammation in BV2 microglia cells. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Virtual Meeting, 2020.
  47. Ruzga, M.N., Muscat, S.M., Deems, N.P., Barrientos, R.M. Pain sensitivity and inflammatory gene expression in young and aged spinal cord in response to surgery and morphine. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Virtual Meeting, 2020.
  48. Butler M.J., Deems N.P., Zayed O., Barrientos R.M. The saturated fatty acid palmitate activates hippocampal and amygdalar microglia from young and aged rats. Chronic Brain Injury Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2020.
  49. Gonzalez Olmo, B.M., Johnson, J.M., Barrientos, R.M. High-fat diet evokes exaggerated neuroinflammation in prefrontal cortex and impairments in working spatial memory in aged rats. Chronic Brain Injury Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2020.
  50. Muscat, S., Deems, N.P., Gonzalez Olmo, B., Barrientos, R.M. Role of TLR-4 in Post-Operative Cognitive Decline and its Potential Use as a Novel Therapeutic Target. Chronic Brain Injury Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2020.
  51. Deems, N.P., Muscat, S., Gonzalez Olmo, B., Olagbenro, D., Akomeah, M., Zayed, O., Ruzga, M., Foster, M., Quach, T., Barrientos, R.M. The impact of morphine treatment following surgery on dendritic complexity of CA1 neurons in young adult and aged rats. IGP Symposium, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2020. *Conference Canceled due to COVID19.
  52. Stehle, L.D., Lahoud, A.A., Wilcox, O.R. Petersen, C., Barrientos, R.M., Pyter, L.M. Exploring tumor suppression of aging-induced neuroinflammation in breast cancer models. IBMR Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2020. *Conference Canceled due to COVID19.
  53. Gonzalez Olmo, B.M., Johnson, J.M., Barrientos, R.M. High-fat diet evokes exaggerated neuroinflammation in prefrontal cortex and impairments in working spatial memory in aged rats. IBMR Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2020. *Conference Canceled due to COVID19.
  54. Muscat, S., Deems, N.P., Gonzalez Olmo, B., Barrientos, R.M. Role of TLR-4 in Post-Operative Cognitive Decline and its Potential Use as a Novel Therapeutic Target. IBMR Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2020. *Conference Canceled due to COVID19.
  55. Deems, N.P., Muscat, S., Gonzalez Olmo, B., Olagbenro, D., Akomeah, M., Zayed, O., Ruzga, M., Foster, M., Quach, T., Barrientos, R.M. The impact of morphine treatment following surgery on dendritic complexity of CA1 neurons in young adult and aged rats. IBMR Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2020. *Conference Canceled due to COVID19.
  56. Butler M.J., Cole R.M., Deems N.P., Zayed O., Belury M.A., and Barrientos R.M. Fatty food, fatty acids, and microglial priming in the adult and aged hippocampus and amygdala. IBMR Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2019. *Conference Canceled due to COVID19.
  57. Muscat, S., Deems, N.P., Gonzalez Olmo, B., Barrientos, R.M. Role of TLR-4 in Post-Operative Cognitive Decline and its Potential Use as a Novel Therapeutic Target. College of Medicine Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2020.
  58. *Gonzalez Olmo, B.M., Johnson, J.M., Barrientos, R.M. High-fat diet evokes exaggerated neuroinflammation in prefrontal cortex and impairments in working spatial memory in aged rats. College of Medicine Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2020. *Won travel award for Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation.
  59. Deems, N.P., Barrientos, R.M. Modeling Young Microglia to look like Old Microglia: Is HMGB1 sufficient to induce a “primed” phenotype in young microglia? College of Medicine Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2020.
  60. *Butler M.J., Deems N.P., Zayed O., and Barrientos R.M. The saturated fatty acid palmitate activates hippocampal and amygdalar microglia from young and aged rats. College of Medicine Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2020. *Won travel award for Best Post-Doc Poster Presentation.
  61. Muscat, S., Deems, N.P., Gonzalez Olmo, B., Barrientos, R.M. Role of TLR-4 in Post-Operative Cognitive Decline and its Potential Use as a Novel Therapeutic Target. BIAO Traumatic Brain Injury Summit, Columbus, OH, 2020.
  62. Deems, N.P., Barrientos, R.M. Modeling Young Microglia to look like Old Microglia: Is HMGB1 sufficient to induce a “primed” phenotype in young microglia? BIAO Traumatic Brain Injury Summit, Columbus, OH, 2020.
  63. Deems, N.P., Muscat, S., D’Angelo, H.M., Kitt, M.M., Grace, P.M., Andersen, N., Silverman, S., Rice, K., Watkins, L.R., Maier, S.F., Barrientos, R.M. Persistent post-operative cognitive dysfunction in aging: Mechanisms explored. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL, 2019.
  64. Strehle, L., Lahoud, A.A., Kaur, J., Kruepke, J.J., Johnson, J.M., Barrientos, R.M., Pyter, L.M. Aging modulates inflammatory and behavioral responses to a tumor. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, Chicago, IL, 2019.
  65. Gonzalez Olmo, B.M., Johnson, J.M., Barrientos, R.M. High-fat diet evokes exaggerated neuroinflammation in prefrontal cortex and impairments in working spatial memory in aged rats. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, Chicago, IL, 2019.
  66. Lahoud, A.A., Kaur, J., Strehle, L., Kruepke, J.J., Barrientos, R.M., Pyter, L.M. Effects of age on cancer- associated brain and behavior. IBMR Research Day, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2019.
  67. Barrientos, R.M. Brain injury in older age, without head trauma. The Ohio Traumatic Brain Injury Summit, Columbus, OH, 2019.
  68. Kwilasz, A.J., Todd, L.S., Duran-Malle, L.C., Schrama, A.E.W., Mitten, E.H., Van Dam, A.M., Maier, S.F., Rice, K.C., Watkins, L.R., Barrientos, R.M. The TLR2/4 antagonist (+)-naltrexone blocks contextual long- term memory deficits in experimental autoimmune encephalitis and associated neuroinflammation in hippocampus. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, San Diego, CA, 2018.
  69. Ball, J.B., Green-Fulgham, S.M., Plattner, N., Hedeshian, T., Fleshner, M., Barrientos, R.M., Maier, S.F., Watkins, L.R., Grace, P.M. Voluntary wheel running protects against hippocampal dependent memory deficits caused by chronic constriction injury of the sciatic nerve. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, San Diego, CA, 2018.
  70. Barrientos, R.M., Todd, L.S., Kovacs, M., Langdon, E. Characterization of white adipose tissue of young and aged rats and its possible role in neuroinflammation. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, San Diego, CA, 2018.
  71. Kwilasz, A.J., Todd, L.S., Duran-Malle, L.C., Schrama, A.E.W., Mitten, E.H., Van Dam, A.M., Maier, S.F., Rice, K.C., Watkins, L.R., Barrientos, R.M. The TLR2/4 antagonist (+)-naltrexone blocks contextual long- term memory deficits in experimental autoimmune encephalitis and associated neuroinflammation in hippocampus. Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society Abstracts, Miami, FL, 2018.
  72. Spencer, S.J., D’Angelo, H.M., Soch, A., Watkins, L.R., Maier, S.F., Barrientos, R.M. High-fat diet and aging interact to produce neuroinflammation and impair hippocampal- and amygdalar-dependent memory. Front Range Neuroscience Conference, Fort Collins, CO, 2017
  73. Barrientos, R.M., D’Angelo, H.M., Soch, A., Watkins, L.R., Maier, S.F., Spencer, S.J. High-fat diet and aging interact to produce neuroinflammation and impair hippocampal- and amygdalar-dependent memory. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, Washington, DC, 2017.