Colloquium: Dr. Melanie MartinDepartment of Physics University of Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada
Uncovering the Mysteries of Disease Deep Inside the Living Brain
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) provides a non-invasive means of looking deep inside a living being. We will discuss how MRI works and why it is used in hospitals. My research focuses on developing high-resolution (100 micron)3 MRI for mouse models of human diseases to understand the changes associated with disease. I will present recent advances in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and in understanding Multiple Sclerosis and explain how physics fits into the research.