Research topic: Diffusion MRI, Cellular Biophysics, Study of the displacement of Water molecules and solutes in Neurons, Mechanical and Hydrodynamic understanding of neuronal activation and of axonal transport, functional Diffusion Weighted Imaging
Research methods: MRI and NMR, Physical and Mathematical Modeling, Hydrodynamics, Quantum dots imaging, Diffusion Weighted Imaging Optical Coherence tomography.
Projects in the lab include:
- Diffusion Weighted imaging of isolated and vital neuronal tissues under electrical and chemical stimulation.
- Hydrodynamic modeling of the events occurring during electrical activity and during axonal transport.
- Optical imaging of molecular and membranal displacements in neurons by the use of Quantum dots and by Optical Coherence tomography.