PECRE funding awarded to Michael Stringer

PECRE funding awarded to Michael Stringer


Monday, 20 November, 2017

Congratulations to Michael Stringer (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, Edinburgh Imaging) who was awarded 'Postdoctoral and Early Career Researcher Exchange (PECRE)' funding from SINAPSE, the Scottish Imaging Network.

Michael is a Research Fellow in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Image Analysis in the small vessel disease (SVD) group led by Professor Joanna Wardlaw. His current research interests focus on using advanced MRI techniques to explore small vessel disease, including cerebrovascular reactivity, BBB permeability and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

SINAPSE is a consortium of six Scottish universities that aims to promote research, knowledge exchange and education in medical imaging. Their PECRE scheme provides research and development opportunities for postdoctoral/early career researchers. During his PECRE exchange Michael will visit three groups involved with the Leducq Transatlantic Network: the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute of the University of Southern California (Prof Berislav Zlokovic), Yale University (Prof Helene Benveniste) and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Prof Sandra Black).

The visits will provide opportunities to learn about advanced scanning and analysis techniques as well as assisting with harmonisation for on-going work. A central aim will be to consider ways of improving the translatability and relevance of findings from rodent models to humans and vice versa.