Dr Cristina Pasquinelli
Cristina Pasquinelli completed her PhD in the Department of Health Technology at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2019 under the supervision of Associate Professor Axel Thielscher. During her PhD she spent one year in the Brain/Bio Medical Microsystems Lab headed by Hyunjoo Jenny Lee at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). She was also affiliated at the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR), where she now works as a postdoctoral researcher in Thielscher’s Neurophysics group. Her main research topic is transcranial ultrasound stimulation (TUS), specifically its dose estimation through acoustic simulations and its safety profile. In her work in collaboration with IT’IS Foundation in Zurich, Cristina investigated how the modeling of the transducers’ internal geometry and the skull affect the simulated intensity distribution and its comparison with the measured distribution. She is currently working on extending TUS research at DRCMR to animals (rats) experiments.
Dr Cristina Pasquinelli joins the programme for the Brainbox Initiative Conference 2020, and will be giving a talk entitled Transducer and skull modelling in acoustic simulations for transcranial ultrasound stimulation.