Marta Bianciardi, PhD

Professional Information


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


PhD Biophysics, University of Rome,

Martinos Faculty


Mailing Address

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

General Contact Information

Bldg. 75, Room 2.128


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

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.