Rosita Shishegar

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Dr Rosita Shishegar is a dynamic researcher working with The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) as a research fellow. Rosita is passionate about health and technology and determined to make an impact in the field. She holds an affiliate position at Monash University, School of Psychological Sciences. Her current research, in the area of data sciences and neuroimaging, is focused on understanding brain structure and function in normal brain development and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Friedreich's ataxia and Huntington’s disease. She is leading longitudinal studies using AIBL, ADNI, MAGE-FRDA and the IMAGE-HD multimodal datasets.

She completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, studying brain development using diffusion-weighted MRI. In her PhD research she proposed data analysis approaches for the study of cortical morphometry that addressed the shortcomings of existing methods, with particular application to pre-clinical studies of fetal brain development. 

 

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