Hamsi Radhakrishnan PhD
Neuroimaging Data Engineer
Hamsi Radhakrishnan received her PhD from the University of California, Irvine, where she was mentored by Dr. Craig Stark. Her thesis focused on using diffusion MRI to study gray matter microstructure in aging and Alzheimer’s Disease, in both human and animal models. She then moved to Philadelphia for a postdoctoral fellowship studying brain changes during development and adolescence with Dr. Ted Satterthwaite at the University of Pennsylvania. Here, she benchmarked the feasibility of diffusion spectrum scans accelerated by compressed sensing methods. She now works both in the Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center and the Penn Memory Center, where she develops multi-modal pipelines and analysis tools to identify unique biomarkers of frontotemporal degeneration and Alzheimer’s disease. When not in lab, she enjoys reading, playing weird board games, live music, and making exclusively bad art.