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Joana Pereira

Postdoctoral researcher, Marie Curie

Visiting address : Novum Pl 5, Hälsovägen 7/Blickagången 6 141 57 Huddinge, Sweden
Postal address : Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), H1, Division of Clinical geriatrics, Novum Pl 5, Blickagången 6/Hälsovägen 7 14157 Huddinge, Sweden
Delivery address : Novum Pl 5, Hiss G, Hälsovägen 7/Blickagången 6 141 57 Huddinge, Sweden

About me

I am currently a postdoc at the Division of Clinical Geriatrics. I have a PhD in Biomedicine by the University of Barcelona.

Education

• 2012 –  Present. Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society Department, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Division of Clinical Geriatrics: http://ki.se/en/nvs/imaging-research

Assessment of structural and functional neuroimaging biomarkers in patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

 

• 2008 – 2012. PhD Student in the group of Prof. Carme Junque, University of Barcelona. Neuropsychology Group:

http://www.ub.edu/neuropsychology/html/home.html

Title of Thesis: Verbal fluency in Parkinson’s disease: neuroanatomical correlates and functional networks modulated by noninvasive brain stimulation.

PhD Defense: 2012/07/20. Excellent Cum Laude.

• 2006 – 2008. Master in Neurosciences, University of Barcelona.

• 2000 – 2006. Degree in Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Barcelona.

Research description

I am working with structural MRI, functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging in Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. My projects are focused on the assessment of brain connectivity and network topology in preclinical and clinical stages of these disorders.