Chiara Maffei, PhD
Research Fellow in Radiology at Harvard Medical School
Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Radiology, MGH
PhD, Cognitive and Brain Sciences, CIMeC Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, Trento University, Italy
Chiara is interested in the application and validation of diffusion-based tractography techniques. Tractography allows the investigation of the complex white matter architecture. However the strong dependence of this technique on acquisition and algorithm parameters prevents the reliable investigation of some more critical brain connections. My work focuses on combining high resolution validation methods, such like optical imaging and ex-vivo MRI, to enlarge our knowledge of brain connectivity, with the ultimate goal of improving to the in-vivo tractography applications in both clinical and basic research.