BIDS-BCHSI Data Science Fellow Maryana Alegro will be volunteering at the California Academy of Sciences Brain and Body Nightlife on Thursday, September 20. This NightLife will offer an array of special programming that explores the world of human health and wellness, and Maryana will present some of her research on brain health and Alzheimer's disease, including real brain samples and a digital display of some of her computational reconstructions. The event will also feature music, food and cocktails, and after-hours access to all exhibits.
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.