Marta Bianciardi, PhD

Professional Information

Experience: 

Assistant Professor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director of Brainstem Imaging, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

Education: 

PhD Biophysics, University of Rome,

Position: 
Martinos Faculty

Contact

Mailing Address

Building 149, Room 2301
13th Street
Charlestown, MA 02129 USA

General Contact Information

Phone: 
617-724-1723
Location: 
Bldg. 75, Room 2.128

Biosketch

As a biophysicist by training, my research centers on the development of novel high- and ultra-high (7 Tesla) field MRI techniques for the investigation of brain function, anatomy, and physiology.

I joined the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) with the goal of developing an in vivo neuroimaging-based atlas and connectome of brainstem nuclei by 7 Tesla MRI to enhance our knowledge and the quality of patient care in disorders of
consciousness, sleep disorders, and movement disorders (such as Parkinsons
disease).

I am also interested in developing methods for physiological noise correction of MRI/fMRI data and for the extraction of MRI-based biomarkers of physiology and metabolism.

At the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (MGH), I lead the Brainstem Imaging Laboratory, as well as I am a faculty member of the Magnetic Resonance-Physics and Instrumentation Group.