Francesca Zanderigo, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Neurobiology (in Psychiatry)
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Dr. Francesca Zanderigo, PhD, is a Bioengineer, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University, and Co-Director of the Brain Imaging Lab in the Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Area at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She has worked for over 17 years now in the field of medical imaging research, performing extensive quantification, mathematical modeling and analysis of brain images and data from both Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) for the investigation of cerebral hemodynamics and neuroreceptor systems. In particular, Dr. Zanderigo is a pioneer in the development and application of computational algorithms for the analysis of data from PET that do not require invasive blood sampling during imaging. Dr. Zanderigo is currently Principal Investigator of an R01 funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering that aims at developing noninvasive quantification methods for data acquired with next-generation portable PET cameras.

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  • Associate Professor of Clinical Neurobiology (in Psychiatry)


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