Dr. Julia Deyeva
Dr. Deyeva was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and moved to the United States at a young age. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and received her MD from St. George’s - University of London. During medical school she developed a passionate interest in Neurology and Neuroscience through a combination of memorable patient encounters and a deep fascination with neuropathology. She has particular interests in Vascular Neurology and general inpatient Neurology. When she’s not working at Ochsner, she’s gardening, exploring the great city of New Orleans, and tending to her extremely rowdy dog. Dr. Deyeva is currently in her 4th year at Ochsner and will pursue a Vascular Neurology Fellowship after she completes her residency.
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin - Madison, BA in Medical Microbiology and Immunology and Russian Language & Literature
Medical School: St. Georges - University of London
Interests: Traveling, gardening, exploring New Orleans and working out (sometimes).
Dr. Kim Mai Lee
Dr. Lee was born in Monroe, Louisiana and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate work at Princeton University and received her MD/PhD at Tulane University School of Medicine. Her interest in neurology developed while completing research that focused on neuroplasticity and neuroinflammation in non-human primates during her undergraduate and graduate years. She has ongoing interests in studying the relationship between neuroinflammation and stroke, clinical trials, and medical education. In her free time, she likes to practice yoga, cook, spend time with friends, and explore new restaurants.
Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Internship/Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Interests: Yoga, cooking, hiking, costuming
Notable Publications and Presentations:
- Chiu KB, Lee KM, Robillard KN, MacLean AG. (2019) A method to investigate astrocyte and microglial morphological changes in the aging brain of the rhesus macaque. Methods of Molecular Biology, 1938: 265-276.
- Ramsey J, Martin EC, Purcell OM, Lee KM, MacLean AG. (2018) Self-injurious behaviors in rhesus macaques: potential glial mechanisms. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 62(12): 1008-1017.
- Lee KM, Chiu KB, Sansing HA, Didier PJ, Lackner AA, MacLean AG. (2016) The flavivirus dengue induces hypertrophy of white matter astrocytes. Journal of Neurovirology, 22(6): 831-839.
- Robillard KN, Lee KM, Chiu KB, MacLean AG. (2016) Glial cell morphological and density changes throughout the lifespan of rhesus macaques. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 55: 60-69.
- Lee KM, Chiu KB, Didier PJ, Baker KC, MacLean AG. (2015) Naltrexone treatment reverses astrocyte atrophy and immune dysfunction in self-harming macaques. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 50: 288-297.
- Inglis FM, Lee KM, Chiu KB, MacLean AG, et al. (2015) Neuropathogenesis of Chikungunya infection: astrogliosis and innate immune activation. Journal of Neurovirology, 22(2):140-148.
- Lee KM, Chiu KB, Renner NA, Sansing HA, Didier PJ, MacLean AG. (2014) Form follows function: astrocyte morphology and immune dysfunction in SIV neuroAIDS. Journal of Neurovirology, 20(5): 474-484.
- Lee KM, Chiu KB, Sansing HA, MacLean AG, et al. (2013) Aerosol-induced brucellosis increases TLR-2 expression and increased complexity in the microanatomy of astroglia in rhesus macaques. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 3:86.
- Lee KM, Chiu KB, Sansing HA, Inglis FM, Baker KC, MacLean AG. (2013) Astrocyte atrophy and immune dysfunction in self-harming macaques. PLoS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069980.
- Snook ER, Fisher-Perkins JM, Sansing HA, Lee KM, Alvarez X, MacLean AG, Peterson KE, Lackner AA, Bunnell BA. (2013) Innate immune activation in the pathogenesis of a murine model of globoid cell leukodystrophy. The American Journal of Pathology, 184(2): 392-396.
- Stranahan AM, Lee K, Becker KG, Zhang Y, Mattson MP et al. (2010) Hippocampal gene expression patterns underlying the enhancement of memory by running in aged mice. Neurobiology of Aging, 31(11): 1937-1949.
- Stranahan AM, Arumugam TV, Lee K, Mattson MP. (2010) Mineralocorticoid receptor activation restores medial perforant path LTP in diabetic rats. Synapse, 64(7): 528-532.
- Stranahan AM, Lee K, Martin B, Maudsley S, Golden E, Cutler RG, Mattson MP. (2009) Voluntary exercise and caloric restriction enhance hippocampal dendritic spine density and BDNF levels in diabetic mice. Hippocampus, 19(10): 951-961.
- Stranahan AM, Norman ED, Lee K, Cutler RG, Telljohann RS, Eagan JM, Mattson MP. (2008) Diet-induced insulin resistance impairs hippocampal synaptic plasticity and cognition in middle-aged rats. Hippocampus, 18(11): 1085-1088.
- Stranahan AM, Lee K, Pistell PJ, Mattson MP, et al. (2008) Accelerated cognitive aging in diabetic rats is prevented by lowering corticosterone levels. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 90(2): 479-483.
- Stranahan AM, Arumugam TV, Cutler RG, Lee K, Eagan JM, Mattson MP. (2008) Diabetes impairs hippocampal function through glucocorticoid-mediated effects on new and mature neurons. Nature Neuroscience, 11(3): 309-317.
- Kozorovitskiy Y, Hughes M, Lee K, Gould E. (2006) Fatherhood affects dendritic spines and vasopressin V1a receptors in the primate prefrontal cortex. Nature Neuroscience, 9: 1094-1095.
- Lee KM and MacLean AG. (2015) New advances on glial activation in health and disease. World Journal of Virology, 4(2): 42-55.
- Stranahan AM, Lee K, Mattson MP. (2008) Central mechanisms of HPA axis regulation by voluntary exercise. Neuromolecular Medicine, 10(2): 118-127.
- Stranahan AM, Lee K, Mattson MP. (2008) Contributions of impaired hippocampal plasticity and neurodegeneration to age-related deficits in hormonal pulsatility. Ageing Research Reviews, 7(3): 164-176.
Dr. Mugilan Poongkunran
Dr. Poongkunran was born and raised in Chennai, the capital of the South Indian of Tamil Nadu. He completed his medical degree at the P.S.G Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Tamil Nadu.
He chose medicine as it fit best with his values of being empathetic and caring. The art of bedside diagnosis that drives patient care with the least possible intervention was his key stepping-stone into Neurology. He is intrigued by the complexity and mystery behind brain dynamics and the nature of neurological disorders. His ongoing interest is in clinical research, neurocritical care, and neuroimaging. In his free time, he loves to sleep, listen to music, and watch F1.
Birthplace: Tiruppattur, Tamil Nadu, India
Medical School: P.S.G Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Tamil Nadu, India
Interests: Sports, Music
Notable Publications and Presentations:
Desensitization of stimulation-induced weight loss: A secondary finding in a patient with vagal nerve stimulator for drug-resistant epilepsy. Khan FA, Poongkunran M - Epilepsy Behav Case Rep. 2017 Jul 20;8:51-54.
Use of vigabatrin in super refractory status epilepticus - Poongkunran M, Khan FA, Sabharwal V, Menon U, Ramsay R.E – Poster presentation, ICCN 2018 - American Clinical Neurophysiology Society; Washington, DC, USA.
Spontaneous Hypothermia in Patients with Super-Refractory Status Epilepticus Managed with Ketamine and Propofol - Sabharwal V, Poongkunran M, Iwuchukwu IO, Ramsay R.E et.al – Epilepsia (in-process); 2018
Cardiovascular Mortality in ESRD Patients Undergoing CABG vs. PCI - Meta Analysis - Kannan A, Balamuthusamy S, Medina R, Poongkunran M, Ramanujam V, Nagajothi N, Borgstorm M – Circulation Journal. 2013 Jun; 1(1): 128.