I am a research specialist working with Dr. Yushkevich. My work in the lab contributes to the ongoing atlas of the human hippocampal region. I collect excised brain specimens from deceased Alzheimer’s and control patients, slice the tissue to retrieve the hippocampal area, and perform multiple MRI scans on the tissue. I use the HistoloZee program developed in PICSL by Daniel Adler, Ph.D., and Dr. Yushkevich to superimpose scanned images of the histology onto their corresponding locations in the MRI. Outside of this project I retrieve and organize processed patient brain MRI data, and I perform assessments of hippocampal image quality in patient MRI.