Monique Cola, Ph.D.

Tulane University, Neuroscience, 2004
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Phone: (504) 988-3340
Fax: (504) 988-3695

Department of Psychiatry & Neurology
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
1440 Canal Street, TB 52
New Orleans, LA 70112-2715

Dr. Cola teaches NSCI 3340/7430 (Neuroanatomy Laboratory).

Research Interests

Dr. Cola is ia neuroanatomist who has transitioned from non-human primate research to human clinical research. She is interested in examining the anatomical basis of cognitive dysfunction using neuroimaging techniques. Specifically, Dr. Cola uses MRI to measure regions of the brain in Alzheimer's disease (AD), stroke, and healthy controls to better understand how dysfunctions occur in patients who have suffered a stoke or who may have a neurodegenerative condition such as AD. She is also interested in investigating the progression of Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans, a historically understudied clinical populatiion. Dr. Cola teaches the Neuroanatomy Laboratory (NSCI 334/734).

Representative Publications

Cola MG, Seltzer B. Cusick CG. Distribution of amyloid plaques within the inferior pulvinar complex in Alzheimer's disease. (Manuscript in preparation.)

Cola MG, Seltzer B, Preuss TM, Cusick CG. Neurochemical organization of the chimpanzee inferior pulvinar complex. Journal Comparative Neurology, 484: 299-312, 2005.

Gutierrez C. Cola MG. Seltzer B. Cusick CG. Neurochemical and connectional organization of the dorsal pulvinar complex in monkeys. Journal of Comparative Neurology 419(1): 61-86, 2000.

Cola MG. Gray DN. Seltzer B. Cusick CG. Human thalamus: Neurochemical mapping of inferior pulvinar complex. Neuroreport 10(18): 3733-3738, 1999.

Seltzer B. Cola MG. Gutierrez C. Massee M. Weldon C. Cusick CG. Overlapping and nonoverlapping cortical projections to cortex of the superior temporal sulcus in the rhesus monkey: Double anterograde tracer studies. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 370(2): 173-90, 1996.

Cusick CG, Seltzer B. Cola M. Griggs E. Chemoarchitectonics and corticocortical terminations within the upper bank of the superior temporal sulcus of the rhesus monkey: Evidence for subdivisions of superior temporal polysensory cortex. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 360(3): 513-35, 1995.

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