Dr. Chiara Magliaro will be speaking on “How to untangle the ball of neurons in our head.” She will be giving a presentation and lecture on neuron segmentation and neuron tissue clarification. The event will end with a live Q&A session where participants will be able to ask questions regarding the topics and receive a live answer.
Chiara Magliaro got her PhD with honors in 2016. For the high quality of her work, she also got the certification for the European Doctorate (Doctor Europaeus). Thanks to the Fondazione Umberto Veronesi Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2018, she works at the Research Center “E. Piaggio” in Pisa. Her research focuses on developing open-source algorithms for both single neuron tracing and 3D morphometric extraction from confocal datasets representing densely-packed neurons in their native arrangement within the brain. The quantitative morphological analysis of the micro-structure could be useful to better understand the structure-function relationship within the brain. In particular, the algorithms she developed were used to study sexual dimorphism in murine models of autism. On the weekend, she loves playing the ukulele!