- Methodology for Registration-Based 4D Analyses.pdf
- PDF document 1.4 MB
Document describing details of the image registration methodology used to create the 4D atlas of mouse brain development (Szulc et al., 2015) shown above.
Vestibulo-cochlear organ reconstruction from MRI
Senior Research Associate
- Principal Investigator
- WIN MRI Graduate Programme Deputy Director
- FSL Course Co-Organiser
I obtained my MSc in Physiology and Neuroscience and PhD in Biomedical Imaging from New York University. My doctoral work focused on developing and applying novel preclinical MRI approaches to studies of brain development using mouse models of human neurodevelopmental disorders. In my studies I used the cerebellum as a model system for quantitative analysis of patterning processes taking place at early postnatal stages.
Following my PhD, I undertook postdoctoral training, funded by a fellowship from Brain Canada and Kids Brain Health Network, at the Hospital for Sick Children and the Mouse Imaging Centre in Toronto. During this period, I worked on projects exploring the potential of pharmacological and lifestyle interventions to promote brain repair in children with brain tumours. I also worked with preclinical rodent models of radiation and hypoxia-ischaemia induced brain injury.
I joined the University of Oxford in the summer of 2019 to build my research programme in preclinical imaging of post-stroke brain recovery. I am principal investigator (PI) on a John Fell Funded study investigating sex differences in stroke recovery using novel Four Core Genotype (FCG)-like rat model. This project is run in collaboration with Art Arnold, Yvonne Couch, Tracy Farr, Thomas Okell, David Bannerman and Stuart Peirson.
In addition to my preclinical work, I also have a strong interest in using big data in clinical neuroscience. I am PI on a UK BioBank project investigating the impact of metformin treatment on brain structure and function. More information about the project can be found here.
Myrto Lavda (DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford)
Tien Ho (MSc in Clin. and Therapeutic Neurosci. University of Oxford)
Co-supervisor: Rogier Mars
Katie Thompson (MSc in Neuroscience, University of Oxford)
Claire Park (MSc in Neuroscience, University of Oxford)
Eugenio Graceffo (MSc in Neuroscience, University of Oxford)