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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. 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 May; 41(7):1859-1874. PMID: 31925871.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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  5. 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.
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  6. 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.
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  7. 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: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.