I am a senior postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Neuroradiology at the Medical University of Innsbruck. In 2017, I received the Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship of the Austrian Science Fund to work as a postdoctoral fellow at the MRI science lab of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
My research focus is the development and validation of quantitative MRI techniques for measuring iron and myelin in the brain, with a strong focus on application in neurological disorders. During my PhD I investigated the effect of temperature and fixation in post-mortem MRI and initiated several post-mortem studies for validation of new quantitative MRI techniques. In this context I performed superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometry measurements on biological tissue to determine their biophysical properties and compared these with MRI data. Furthermore, I closely collaborated with project partners on performing electron microscopy, mass spectroscopy and histological analysis on brain tissue subsequent to post-mortem MRI for his validation studies.
New paper “The influence of brain iron on myelin water imaging” is published in NeuroImage.
UBC Media release: Iron in brain tissue influences myelin measurements with MRI