MSc (Oxon.), DPhil (Oxon.)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Risk and resilience in ageing
As a postdoctoral researcher for the Whitehall II Study, Sana combines multi-modal neuroimaging techniques to study risk and resilience for cognitive decline in ageing. She uses structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging as well as diffusion tensor imaging to investigate how large-scale connections in the brain vary with age and cognitive status. Her research also focuses on the genetic and vascular risk factors for neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
Sana completed her graduate degree at the National University of Singapore and MSc in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford. She received a Clarendon Scholarship at Keble College, Oxford and obtained her DPhil (Psychiatry) in 2016. Her doctoral research in the Translational Neuroimaging Group revealed early impairments in the brain's vascular health in young adults at a genetic risk for developing Alzheimer's disease.
Sana is interested in science communication and has served on the editorial team for Bang!, Oxford’s science magazine. She has also written articles for The Conversation UK and her own blog, Neurobabble.
Effect of age and the APOE gene on metabolite concentrations in the posterior cingulate cortex.
Suri S. et al, (2017), Neuroimage, 152, 509 - 516
Classification and characterization of periventricular and deep white matter hyperintensities on MRI: a study in older adults
Griffanti L. et al, (2017), Neuroimage
Reduced cerebrovascular reactivity in young adults carrying the APOE ε4 allele.
Suri S. et al, (2015), Alzheimers Dement, 11, 648 - 57.e1
Prototypic and arkypallidal neurons in the dopamine-intact external globus pallidus.
Abdi A. et al, (2015), J Neurosci, 35, 6667 - 6688
Reduced cerebrovascular reactivity in young adults carrying the APOE ε4 allele
Suri S. et al, (2015), Alzheimer's and Dementia, 11, 648 - 657.e1