My undergrad works forcused on fibre tractography of cerebral WM tracts and its associated link with cognitive performance in healthy adults. I am passionate about neurodegenerative and neurocognitive disorders and their correlation with cognitive functioning across the lifespan, specifically shed the light on white matter structure called "the fornix".
In order to better understand age-related neurological disorders indicated by human brain anatomical changes related to cognitive decline, my doctoral research is mainly focused on the fornix and its association with mild neurocognitive disorder to find an early detection of Alzheimer's disease and in order to slow the progression of the disease - using multi-modal approaches including gross anatomy dissection (fixation and coloration methods) under supervision of Prof. Pasuk Mahakkanukrauh, MD, neuroscience and neuroimaging (diffusion MRI and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) and using computational imaging analysis (via volumetric analysis and fibre tractography) under supervision of Prof. Nicole Anderson, PhD, CPsych and Assoc. Prof. Jean Chen, PhD at Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest.
I am a mom of two chubby cats and a coffee (adict) lover.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, cooking, baking, and travelling!