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.
Predicting cognitive resilience from midlife lifestyle and multi-modal MRI: a 30-year prospective cohort study
TOPIWALA A. et al, (2019), PLoS ONE
Automated quality control for within and between studies diffusion MRI data using a non-parametric framework for movement and distortion correction.
Bastiani M. et al, (2019), Neuroimage, 184, 801 - 812
Suri S. et al, (2018), Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry
Healthy minds from 0-100 years: Optimising the use of European brain imaging cohorts (“Lifebrain”)
Walhovd KB. et al, (2017), European Psychiatry, 47, 76 - 87
Distinct resting-state functional connections associated with episodic and visuospatial memory in older adults
Suri S. et al, (2017), Neuroimage