Maura is a Race Against Dementia & ARUK fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Frontotemporal Dementia and Related disorders. She is interested in the study of neuropathology, biomarkers and clinical features of neurodegenerative diseases, with special interest in frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Her work focuses on the application of neuroimaging techniques (multi-tracer PET and MRI) to investigate the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases, in order to identify early diagnostic and prognostic markers. As a RAD fellow, she is studying novel clinically viable PET and other biomarkers for inflammation, tau and synaptic loss in FTLD. To this end, she applies longitudinal statistical models and multimodal imaging analyses, with an interdisciplinary approach that integrates imaging and clinical data with fluid markers and post-mortem pathology.
Maura has been featured recently in an article in The Telegraph where she talks about using FI techniques to power up her work on dementia as a Race Against Dementia Fellow!
Maura commented “Receiving the Italy Made Me Life Sciences Award in recognition of innovative research from my home country means the world to me.”
Posted on 13/12/2023