2014 - 2018: MSci Natural Sciences (Major: Medical Physics, Minor: Neuroscience and Psychology), UCL
2010 - 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. I am undertaking my DPhil research in the group of Prof. Karla Miller.
Research Projects within the DTC
First rotation project (Apr - Jul 2019) 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. The project report can be found here.
Second rotation project (Jul - Oct 2019) 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. The project report can be found here.
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, Supervisors: Dr. Sjoerd Vos, Dr. Gavin Winston, UCL
2016: Development and characterisation of a brain tumour-mimicking fluorescence phantom, Supervisors: Dr. Yijing Xie, Prof. Adrien Desjardins, Prof. Tom Vercauteren, UCL
Conferences, Workshops, Presentations etc
Poster presented at the Oxford Biomedical Imaging Festival, 2019. The poster can be found here. The bibliography for the poster can be found here.