Maryana Alegro Ribeiro, PhD

Title(s)Associate Researcher, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    University of Sao PauloPhD2014Electrical Engineering
    University of Sao PauloMSc2009Electrical Engineering
    Pontifical Catholic University of São PauloBS2004Computer Science
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    Berkeley Institute for Data Science2017  - 2019BIDS/BCHSI Data Science Fellow
    CNPq/Brazilian Federal government2013Science Without Borders PhD Fellow

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    Computer Scientist Maryana Alegro received her MS and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of São Paulo Polytechnic School. Her major experience is in medical imaging, especially in MRI and histological image analysis. She is currently a post-doc at the UCSF Grinberg Lab, where she investigates and creates computational tools to assist researchers in studying human brain and dementia, especially Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Such tools incorporate a combination of machine learning techniques with visualization and computer vision. She’s also responsible for the design/construction of prototype imaging equipment at the lab.

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    1. High thickness histological sections as alternative to study the three-dimensional microscopic human sub-cortical neuroanatomy. Brain Struct Funct. 2018 Apr; 223(3):1121-1132. Alho EJL, Alho ATDL, Grinberg L, Amaro E, Dos Santos GAB, da Silva RE, Neves RC, Alegro M, Coelho DB, Teixeira MJ, Fonoff ET, Heinsen H. PMID: 29094303.
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    2. Proceedings of the Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2017 on Sustainability, Success and Impact. Portable Learning Environments for Hands-On Computational Instruction: Using Container- and Cloud-Based Technology to Teach Data Science. 2017. View Publication.
    3. Magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging for the pedunculopontine nucleus: proof of concept and histological correlation. Brain Struct Funct. 2017 Aug; 222(6):2547-2558. Alho ATDL, Hamani C, Alho EJL, da Silva RE, Santos GAB, Neves RC, Carreira LL, Araújo CMM, Magalhães G, Coelho DB, Alegro MC, Martin MGM, Grinberg LT, Pasqualucci CA, Heinsen H, Fonoff ET, Amaro E. PMID: 28283747.
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    4. Automating cell detection and classification in human brain fluorescent microscopy images using dictionary learning and sparse coding. J Neurosci Methods. 2017 Apr 15; 282:20-33. Alegro M, Theofilas P, Nguy A, Castruita PA, Seeley W, Heinsen H, Ushizima DM, Grinberg LT. PMID: 28267565.
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    5. Multimodal Whole Brain Registration: MRI and High Resolution Histology. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) WBIR. 2016. View Publication.
    6. A computational pipeline for full brain histology to mri registration. OHBM. 2015. Alegro MC, Alho E, Lopes RD, Zollei L, Amaro-Jr E.
    7. Neuropathological biomarkers of human refractory temporal lobe epilepsy associated with hippocampal sclerosis: Clinical and neuroimaging correlations. Epilepsy & Behavior. 2014; 38. View Publication.
    8. Cognition and cerebral neurovascular coupling in the elderly with metabolic syndrome. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. 2012; 8(4). View Publication.
    9. Texture analysis of high resolution MRI allows discrimination between febrile and afebrile initial precipitating injury in mesial temporal sclerosis. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Nov; 68(5):1647-53. de Carvalho Alegro M, Valotta Silva A, Yumi Bando S, de Deus Lopes R, Martins de Castro LH, Hungtsu W, Moreira-Filho CA, Amaro E. PMID: 22287318.
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    10. Hippocampal CA3 transcriptome signature correlates with initial precipitating injury in refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. PLoS One. 2011; 6(10):e26268. Bando SY, Alegro MC, Amaro E, Silva AV, Castro LH, Wen HT, Lima Lde A, Brentani H, Moreira-Filho CA. PMID: 22022585.
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    11. Epilepsia. Cytoarchitectural abnormalities of the dentate gyrus in refractory medial temporal lobe epilepsy. 2011; 52(s6). View Publication.
    12. High resolution mri texture analysis of hippocampal tissue: histopathological correlations in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2011; 52(s6). View Publication.
    13. Hippocampal CA3 transcriptome signature and dentate gyrus MRI features correlate with initial precipitating injury in refractory temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2011; 52(s6). View Publication.
    14. Texture Analysis of Hippocampal Sclerosis in High Resolution MRI: Preliminary Results. OHBM. 2010. Alegro MC, Lopes RD, Medeiros BC, Gonçalves AS, Silva AV, Amaro-Jr E.
    15. A Web-based system for the consolidation of hospital-based cancer registries in Brazil. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 2007; 13(3). View Publication.
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