joana

Current position:

 Contacts:

  • Email: joanasequeirapinto@tecnico.ulisboa.pt
  • Phone+351-218418273 (Internal: 2273)
  • Office: 6.17 (North Tower, 6th floor)

Research interests:

I am interested in developing non-invasive neuroimaging techniques for the identification of possible disease biomarkers. My research primarily consists on the assessment of cerebrovascular dynamics using functional MRI (fMRI), integrating multiple and complementary physiological parameters such as cerebral perfusion and cerebrovascular reactivity.

Bio sketch:

  • 2014 –   PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
    • “Imaging of cerebral haemodynamics by functional and perfusion MRI: methodological development and application to small vessel disease”, under the supervision of Prof. Patrícia Figueiredo and Dr. Pedro Vilela (Hospital da Luz)
  • 2013 –   Research Assistant, Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
    • “Development of analysis and modelling methods of functional magnetic resonance imaging for the evaluation of cerebrovascular reactivity”,  under the supervision of Prof. Patrícia Figueiredo
  • 2016  Teaching Assistant, curricular unit “Medical Imaging”, 4th year Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon
  • 2013-2014 and 2016-2017  Co-advisor, curricular unit “Introduction to Biomedical Engineering”, 1st year Integrated Master in Biomedical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon
  • 2015  Visiting researcher, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford
    • “Impact assessment of different modelling strategies on reproducibility of multiple post-labeling delay ASL perfusion measurements”, under the supervision of Professor Michael Chappell
  • 2007-2012  MSc Biomedical Engineer, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon.
    • MSc thesis “Spatiotemporal dynamics of CBF and BOLD fMRI responses to breath-hold challenges”,  under the supervision of Prof. Patrícia Figueiredo (IST/ISR) and Dr. Pedro Vilela (Hospital da Luz)
  • 2010  Research Assistant, Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
    • “Alzheimer’s Diagnosis using MR and PET imaging”, under supervision of Prof. Margarida Silveira

Other:

Awards:

  1. Honorable Mention – II Iberian Meeting of Neuroradiology 2013
  2. Magna Cum Laude – International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 25th Annual Scientific Meeting 2016.