Michèle Desjardins
Université Laval
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
HP 4351 (hybrid)

Multiscale neuro-vascular imaging in the mouse brain

Our research applies exciting physics from magnetic resonance, non-linear optics, and machine learning to study the brain across spatial scales. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a powerful tool for mapping brain activity non-invasively and is the foundation of tens of thousands of neuroscience studies. However, it is an indirect measure based on neuro-vascular interactions. Studying these interactions could thus improve its interpretation and applicability. Towards this goal, I will present different imaging tools that allow us to examine neuro-vascular interactions across different spatial scales in awake mice. I will also present modeling approaches that integrate and complement imaging data.

This will be a hybrid talk. Please contact averyb atphysics [dot] carleton [dot] ca for Zoom link details.



BSc in Physics from Université de Montréal.

PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Polytechnique Montréal (advisor Frédéric Lesage) and Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6 (advisor Habib Benali) in 2014.

Post-doc at the University of California San Diego, in Anna Devor’s lab.

Current position since 2017 : 

Associate Professor at Université Laval, department of physics, engineering physics and optics. 


Researcher at CHU de Québec – Université Laval research center.

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