2018: MSci Natural Sciences (Major: Medical Physics, Minor: Neuroscience and Psychology), UCL
2014: Diploma de Bacalaureat, Colegiul National Andrei Saguna, Romania
My main research interests are in developing novel acqusition and analysis methods for biomedical imaging, primarily for MRI, with the goal of improving our understanding of brain structure and function.
First rotation project in the group of Dr. Saad Jbabdi, working on macaque connectome modelling using deep learning techniques. The short project will focus on the automated detection of labelled neurons using tracing data from one of the largest tracer databases available.
Second rotation project in the group of Prof. Karla Miller, focusing on the translation of human MR acquisition techniques used as part of the UK Biobank protocols to rodent models, with the long-term aim of imaging rodent knock-outs of genetic hits identified from the Biobank brain imaging study to explore whether similar MRI-based phenotypes can be identified, and if so what the microstructural correlates of those phenotypes are.
Previous Research Work
2017-2018 (MSci project): Non-invasive in-vivo prediction of tumour grade and IDH mutation status in gliomas using dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion- and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging, Supervisors: Dr. M. Jorge Cardoso, Dr. Sotirios Bisdas, Dr. Carole Sudre, UCL
2017: Automation of the tractography of the optic radiation, Supervisor: Dr. Sjoerd Vos, UCL
2016: Development and characterisation of a brain tumour-mimicking fluorescence phantom, Supervisors: Dr. Yijing Xie, Dr. Adrien Desjardins, Prof. Tom Vercauteren, UCL