MEET THE TEAM
Prof. Federico E Turkheimer
Federico Turkheimer is Professor of Neuroimaging at the Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London. His main interest is in the application of mathematics and statistics to problems in neuroscience, particularly in imaging and genomics. He is an electronic engineer by training, holds a PhD in Nuclear Medicine and has worked in PET and neuroscience for the past 20 years holding appointments at the National Institute of Mental Health (Bethesda), at the University of Cambridge, at the MRC Cyclotron Unit (then Imanet) and Imperial College on the Hammersmith Campus.
Dr. Mattia Veronese
Mattia Veronese is a Senior Molecular Imaging Scientist at the Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London. He gained his PhD at the School of Information Engineering at Padova University in 2013. His main interest is related to development of quantification techniques for dynamic PET imaging. This activity is carried out in collaboration with several research groups like the Section of Neuroadaptation and Protein Metabolism (NIMH, Bethesda, USA), Imanova Limited (London, UK) and L’Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière (Paris, France).
Dr. Nisha Singh
Nisha Singh is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Neuroimaging and Department of Imaging and Biomedical Sciences at King’s College, London. Prior to this, she worked at the Department of Psychiatry and the Departments of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford, and was involved in repurposing a drug for the treatment of bipolar disorder. She completed her undergraduate degree in pharmacy in India, and moved to Oxford for her MSc and DPhil in Pharmacology. She has a keen interest in drug and biomarker development, especially in the field of psychopharmacology. At present, she is working on developing novel radiotracers for the GABA and glutamatergic systems.
Dr. Tobias Wood
Dr, Wood is an MR physicist whose research focuses on the development of new methods for quantitative imaging in preclinical applications as well as in humans. These methods have been applied to image demyelination and neuro-inflammation in rodent models, and are now being used to investigate brain metabolism.
Dr. Marta Vicente Rodriguez
Dr Vicente Rodriguez’s is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Biomarker Research And Imaging for Neuroscience (BRAIN). Her project is aiming to characterize the function of translocator protein (TSPO) as a translatable marker of neuroinflammation by PET and autoradiographic imaging, and corroborative histological and molecular techniques.
Eilidh MacNicol is a 0+4 PhD candidate on the MRC doctoral training partnership at King’s College London. She studied neuroscience at the University of Glasgow before completing her Masters in neuroimaging at King’s College London. Her project explores if quantifying brain metabolism with MRI can be used as a biomarker of cognitive decline in healthy ageing.
Barbara Santangelo is an image group analyst in partnership with the group of psychosis studies lead by prof. Oliver Howes. She holds a biomedical engineering degree at the University of Genoa (Italy) before completing her Masters in neuroimaging at King’s College London. Her research interests focus on multimodal PET-MR imaging of neuroreceptor mapping.
Julia Schubert is a group image analyst at the Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London. She completed a degree in biology followed by a second degree in computer science at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). Her work focuses on conducting and developing MR and PET image analysis for the neuroinflammation imaging program, including applications in major depression disorders, dementia, and psychosis.
Affiliates and former members
- Dr. Diana Cash, Biomarkers Research and Imaging for Neuroscience (BRAIN) Centre manager
- Dr. Camilla Simons, Preclinical Imaging Biologist
- Dr. Elisabetta Grecchi, PhD student in Multiresolution Image Analysis
Visiting students & scientists
- Livia Marchitelli, Faculty of Medicini, Sapezienza University, Rome, Italy. Sponsor of the visiting: Erasmus+ traineeships (Sept 2017 – Oct 2017)
- Marco Arcolin, Department of Information Engineering, Padova University, Italy. Sponsor of the visiting: Erasmus+ traineeships (Oct 2016 – Apr 2017)
- Dr. Alice Patania, ISI Foundation, Turin, Italy (Jan 2017)
- Alberto Pellizzon, Department of Information Engineering, Padova University, Italy. Sponsor of the visiting: Erasmus+ traineeships (Jan 2016 – Apr 2016)
- Lucia Moro, Department of Information Engineering, Padova University, Italy. Sponsor of the visiting: Erasmus+ traineeships (Sep 2015 – Dec 2015)
To apply for any visiting period please contact us directly by email.
The group works in close collaboration with the BRAIN centre at IoPPN