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Chiara Maffei, Ph.D.


Best PhD Award

Can we look into the brain and reveal the architecture of its infinite connections? In the last decades, the advent of diffusion
MRI and tractography techniques opened new opportunities in investigating the anatomical organization of the white matter
anatomy in the living human brain. I am a neuroscientist, and I focus my research on brain connectivity, with the ultimate goal
of increasing our knowledge of its structural and functional organization, and making of diffusion MRI tractography a reliable
tool in both neurobiological research and clinical applications.

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  1. Ramos-Llordén G, Park D, Kirsch JE, Scholz A, Keil B, Maffei C, Lee HH, Bilgiç B, Edlow BL, Mekkaoui C, Yendiki A, Witzel T, Huang SY. Eddy current-induced artifacts correction in high gradient strength diffusion MRI with dynamic field monitoring: demonstration in ex vivo human brain imaging. bioRxiv. 2023 Feb 16. PMID: 36824894; PMCID: PMC9948962.
  2. Maffei C, Gilmore N, Snider SB, Foulkes AS, Bodien YG, Yendiki A, Edlow BL. Automated detection of axonal damage along white matter tracts in acute severe traumatic brain injury. Neuroimage Clin. 2023; 37:103294. PMID: 36529035; PMCID: PMC9792957.
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  3. Edlow BL, Bodien YG, Baxter T, Belanger HG, Cali RJ, Deary KB, Fischl B, Foulkes AS, Gilmore N, Greve DN, Hooker JM, Huang SY, Kelemen JN, Kimberly WT, Maffei C, Masood M, Perl DP, Polimeni JR, Rosen BR, Tromly SL, Tseng CJ, Yao EF, Zürcher NR, Mac Donald CL, Dams-O'Connor K. Long-Term Effects of Repeated Blast Exposure in United States Special Operations Forces Personnel: A Pilot Study Protocol. J Neurotrauma. 2022 10; 39(19-20):1391-1407. PMID: 35620901; PMCID: PMC9529318.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Maffei C, Girard G, Schilling KG, Aydogan DB, Adluru N, Zhylka A, Wu Y, Mancini M, Hamamci A, Sarica A, Teillac A, Baete SH, Karimi D, Yeh FC, Yildiz ME, Gholipour A, Bihan-Poudec Y, Hiba B, Quattrone A, Quattrone A, Boshkovski T, Stikov N, Yap PT, de Luca A, Pluim J, Leemans A, Prabhakaran V, Bendlin BB, Alexander AL, Landman BA, Canales-Rodríguez EJ, Barakovic M, Rafael-Patino J, Yu T, Rensonnet G, Schiavi S, Daducci A, Pizzolato M, Fischi-Gomez E, Thiran JP, Dai G, Grisot G, Lazovski N, Puch S, Ramos M, Rodrigues P, Prckovska V, Jones R, Lehman J, Haber SN, Yendiki A. Insights from the IronTract challenge: Optimal methods for mapping brain pathways from multi-shell diffusion MRI. Neuroimage. 2022 08 15; 257:119327. PMID: 35636227; PMCID: PMC9453851.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  5. Battal C, Gurtubay-Antolin A, Rezk M, Mattioni S, Bertonati G, Occelli V, Bottini R, Targher S, Maffei C, Jovicich J, Collignon O. Structural and Functional Network-Level Reorganization in the Coding of Auditory Motion Directions and Sound Source Locations in the Absence of Vision. J Neurosci. 2022 06 08; 42(23):4652-4668. PMID: 35501150; PMCID: PMC9186796.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Fan Q, Eichner C, Afzali M, Mueller L, Tax CMW, Davids M, Mahmutovic M, Keil B, Bilgic B, Setsompop K, Lee HH, Tian Q, Maffei C, Ramos-Llordén G, Nummenmaa A, Witzel T, Yendiki A, Song YQ, Huang CC, Lin CP, Weiskopf N, Anwander A, Jones DK, Rosen BR, Wald LL, Huang SY. Mapping the human connectome using diffusion MRI at 300 mT/m gradient strength: Methodological advances and scientific impact. Neuroimage. 2022 07 01; 254:118958. PMID: 35217204; PMCID: PMC9121330.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Jones R, Maffei C, Augustinack J, Fischl B, Wang H, Bilgic B, Yendiki A. High-fidelity approximation of grid- and shell-based sampling schemes from undersampled DSI using compressed sensing: Post mortem validation. Neuroimage. 2021 12 01; 244:118621. PMID: 34587516; PMCID: PMC8631240.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Schilling KG, Rheault F, Petit L, Hansen CB, Nath V, Yeh FC, Girard G, Barakovic M, Rafael-Patino J, Yu T, Fischi-Gomez E, Pizzolato M, Ocampo-Pineda M, Schiavi S, Canales-Rodríguez EJ, Daducci A, Granziera C, Innocenti G, Thiran JP, Mancini L, Wastling S, Cocozza S, Petracca M, Pontillo G, Mancini M, Vos SB, Vakharia VN, Duncan JS, Melero H, Manzanedo L, Sanz-Morales E, Peña-Melián Á, Calamante F, Attyé A, Cabeen RP, Korobova L, Toga AW, Vijayakumari AA, Parker D, Verma R, Radwan A, Sunaert S, Emsell L, De Luca A, Leemans A, Bajada CJ, Haroon H, Azadbakht H, Chamberland M, Genc S, Tax CMW, Yeh PH, Srikanchana R, Mcknight CD, Yang JY, Chen J, Kelly CE, Yeh CH, Cochereau J, Maller JJ, Welton T, Almairac F, Seunarine KK, Clark CA, Zhang F, Makris N, Golby A, Rathi Y, O'Donnell LJ, Xia Y, Aydogan DB, Shi Y, Fernandes FG, Raemaekers M, Warrington S, Michielse S, Ramírez-Manzanares A, Concha L, Aranda R, Meraz MR, Lerma-Usabiaga G, Roitman L, Fekonja LS, Calarco N, Joseph M, Nakua H, Voineskos AN, Karan P, Grenier G, Legarreta JH, Adluru N, Nair VA, Prabhakaran V, Alexander AL, Kamagata K, Saito Y, Uchida W, Andica C, Abe M, Bayrak RG, Wheeler-Kingshott CAMG, D'Angelo E, Palesi F, Savini G, Rolandi N, Guevara P, Houenou J, López-López N, Mangin JF, Poupon C, Román C, Vázquez A, Maffei C, Arantes M, Andrade JP, Silva SM, Calhoun VD, Caverzasi E, Sacco S, Lauricella M, Pestilli F, Bullock D, Zhan Y, Brignoni-Perez E, Lebel C, Reynolds JE, Nestrasil I, Labounek R, Lenglet C, Paulson A, Aulicka S, Heilbronner SR, Heuer K, Chandio BQ, Guaje J, Tang W, Garyfallidis E, Raja R, Anderson AW, Landman BA, Descoteaux M. Tractography dissection variability: What happens when 42 groups dissect 14 white matter bundles on the same dataset? Neuroimage. 2021 11; 243:118502. PMID: 34433094; PMCID: PMC8855321.
    Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Scholz A, Etzel R, May MW, Mahmutovic M, Tian Q, Ramos-Llordén G, Maffei C, Bilgiç B, Witzel T, Stockmann JP, Mekkaoui C, Wald LL, Huang SY, Yendiki A, Keil B. A 48-channel receive array coil for mesoscopic diffusion-weighted MRI of ex vivo human brain on the 3 T connectome scanner. Neuroimage. 2021 09; 238:118256. PMID: 34118399; PMCID: PMC8439104.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Gurtubay-Antolin A, Battal C, Maffei C, Rezk M, Mattioni S, Jovicich J, Collignon O. Direct Structural Connections between Auditory and Visual Motion-Selective Regions in Humans. J Neurosci. 2021 03 17; 41(11):2393-2405. PMID: 33514674.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  11. Rheault F, De Benedictis A, Daducci A, Maffei C, Tax CMW, Romascano D, Caverzasi E, Morency FC, Corrivetti F, Pestilli F, Girard G, Theaud G, Zemmoura I, Hau J, Glavin K, Jordan KM, Pomiecko K, Chamberland M, Barakovic M, Goyette N, Poulin P, Chenot Q, Panesar SS, Sarubbo S, Petit L, Descoteaux M. Tractostorm: The what, why, and how of tractography dissection reproducibility. Hum Brain Mapp. 2020 05; 41(7):1859-1874. PMID: 31925871.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Maffei C, Sarubbo S, Jovicich J. Diffusion-based tractography atlas of the human acoustic radiation. Sci Rep. 2019 03 11; 9(1):4046. PMID: 30858451.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  13. Maffei C, Sarubbo S, Jovicich J. A Missing Connection: A Review of the Macrostructural Anatomy and Tractography of the Acoustic Radiation. Front Neuroanat. 2019; 13:27. PMID: 30899216; PMCID: PMC6416820.
    Citations: 6     
  14. Benetti S, Novello L, Maffei C, Rabini G, Jovicich J, Collignon O. White matter connectivity between occipital and temporal regions involved in face and voice processing in hearing and early deaf individuals. Neuroimage. 2018 10 01; 179:263-274. PMID: 29908936.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Maffei C, Capasso R, Cazzolli G, Colosimo C, Dell'Acqua F, Piludu F, Catani M, Miceli G. Pure word deafness following left temporal damage: Behavioral and neuroanatomical evidence from a new case. Cortex. 2017 12; 97:240-254. PMID: 29157937.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Maffei C, Jovicich J, De Benedictis A, Corsini F, Barbareschi M, Chioffi F, Sarubbo S. Topography of the human acoustic radiation as revealed by ex vivo fibers micro-dissection and in vivo diffusion-based tractography. Brain Struct Funct. 2018 Jan; 223(1):449-459. PMID: 28866840.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  17. Maffei C, Soria G, Prats-Galino A, Catani M. Imaging white-matter pathways of the auditory system with diffusion imaging tractography. Handb Clin Neurol. 2015; 129:277-88. PMID: 25726275.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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