BIDS Data Science Fellow Maryana Alegro will present during the AI and Data Science Showcase at the 2019 Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) in Silicon Valley. Her presentation will focus on the Grinberg Lab's investigation of the underlying biology of aging and neurodegenerative diseases using postmortem human tissue.
Computer Scientist Maryana Alegro is a former BIDS-BCHIS Data Science Fellow, now an Associate Professional Researcher at UCSF. At UC Berkeley, she was a post-doc at the UCSF Grinberg Lab, where she investigated and created computational tools to assist researchers in studying human brain and dementia, especially Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Such tools incorporate a combination of machine learning techniques with visualization and computer vision. She was also responsible for the design/construction of prototype imaging equipment at the lab. She received her MS and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of São Paulo Polytechnic School. Her major experience is in medical imaging, especially in MRI and histological image analysis.