December, 2021 – January 2022
We are happy to announce that we have publicly released the Brainstem Navigator toolkit v0.9, which you can download here!
Guadalupe Garcia-Gomar is the Awardee of the ISMRM High Field Systems and Applications Study Group “Clinical Potential of Ultra High Field (UHF) Challenge”. Watch her video here!
Guadalupe Garcia-Gomar’s abstract “New insight into REM sleep behavior disorder circuits in living humans” is selected as an oral presentation at the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society (MDS) annual meeting, the American Neurological Association annual meeting, and the XXIII Neuroimaging CIMAT meeting of UNAM.
Simone Cauzzo’s abstract “Functional connectome of arousal and motor brainstem nuclei using 7 Tesla resting-state fMRI in living humans” is selected as an oral presentation at ISMRM 2021.
March, 2020-October, 2021
During the pandemic, we kept going, we worked remotely, analyzed mainly previously acquired data and submitted 7 papers for publication.
Guadalupe Garcia-Gomar’s ISMRM abstract “Brainstem structural connectivity changes in prodromal Parkinson’s disease by 7 Tesla HARDI” receives the best abstract Award (3rd place) at the ISMRM Ultra-high Field Study Group virtual meeting. Congratulations Guadalupe!
Matthew Stauder, a clinical research coordinator in Dr. Videnovic’s lab, joins the Brainstem Imaging Lab to run fMRI data processing!
Simone Cauzzo, a PhD student of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Pisa, Italy) joins the lab for an internship. Welcome, Simone!
Guadalupe Garcia-Gomar’s abstract entitled “Structural connectome of brainstem nuclei in REM sleep behavior disorder, a model of premanifest synucleinopathy” is selected for a Guided Poster Tour at the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society meeting (Nice, France). Congratulations, Guadalupe!
Marta Bianciardi attends to the first Gordon Research Conference on “Tissue Microstructure Imaging” (South Hadley, MA). What a great meeting, thank you Greg Stanisz and Dmitry Novikov for organizing it!
Kavita Singh’s ISMRM abstract “Probabilistic structural atlas of human lateral parabrachial nucleus, medial parabrachial nucleus and vestibular nuclei complex using in vivo 7 Tesla MRI” is selected as best abstract award finalist at the ISMRM Ultra-high Field Study Group meeting (Montreal, Canada). Congratulations Kavita!
Marta Bianciardi moderates the Historical Campfire about “Pioneers of fMRI” at ISMRM meeting 2019 (Montreal, Canada). Special thanks to the speakers (Drs. Ken Kwong, Peter Bandettini and Kamil Ugurbil) for telling their stories behind the first fMRI experiments; the ISMRM Ad Hoc Committee on Historical Archives for this opportunity; as well as Guadalupe Garcia-Gomar, Kavita Singh, Jason Stockmann, and Merlin Fair for their support! Read more in the Martinos Center News!
If during the same day a workstation breaks down and a grant is awarded, it is time to kill the pain and celebrate with a trip to Blue Hills Reservation (MA)…
We welcome Kavita Singh (post-doctoral fellow) and Gabriela Castillo Lopez (visiting Master’s student) at the Brainstem Imaging Lab with a trip at the Charlestown Navy Yard.
Marta Bianciardi presents her team’s brainstem imaging work at the International School on Magnetic Resonance and Brain Function (ISMRBF), XIII Workshop. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student who would like to learn about MRI/fMRI and its applications, as well as have 4-hour a day networking opportunities, this is the workshop for you! The workshop and the accommodations take place in old monasteries in Erice (Sicily, Italy). Erice is an ancient mountain village founded by the Trojans more than 3000 years ago!
Information about the workshop can be found here. Programs and pictures of past editions can be viewed here.
Maria Guadalupe Garcia Gomar joins the lab as a post-doctoral fellow!
Marta Bianciardi is invited to the annual Eleanor and Miles Shore Scholars in Medicine Celebration during which the Dean, Professor George Q. Daley, honors each fellowship recipient of the Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine and of the MGH Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award.
Marta Bianciardi receives the Massachusetts General Hospital Claflin Distinguished Scholar award from Nancy Rigotti, Director of MGH Office of Women’s Careers. This award is given to six MGH women scientists, juggling child rearing and research, to facilitate their academic career. Read more in the MGH news.
Information about the award can be found here.
A complete list of past recipients can be found here.
Marta Bianciardi is promoted to Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. She attends to the celebration of new Assistant and Associate Professors at Harvard Medical School (May, 2017).