Edelman, Castro, Fernández Suárez, Malpica to speak at IDEA² Global

We’re delighted to announce four internationally recognized innovators will address the teams and guests gathered at the awards ceremony this month, Dr Elazer Edelman, Isaac Castro, and Dr Marta Fernández Suárez. They will speak on a panel to be moderated by MIT linQ faculty member Dr Norberto Malpica. Elazer Edelman, MD, PhD Dr. Elazer Edelman, is the Thomas D. and Virginia W. Cabot Professor of Health Sciences … Read More

Monitoring Parkinson’s symptoms at home

Project neuroQWERTY announces progress in Parkinson’s detection in recent clinical study Cambridge, Massachusetts—Project team neuroQWERTY published their latest findings today in Scientific Reports, announcing positive evidence from clinical studies that their innovative technology might be able to detect early signs of Parkinson’s disease through ordinary keyboard use. Read more Computer keyboard interaction as an indicator of early Parkinson’s disease Team neuroQWERTY is developing a technology … Read More

Joe Zak

Joe is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in Dr. Venkatesh Murthy’s laboratory in the Department of Molecular & Cellular biology at Harvard University. His research interests involve understanding the mechanisms by which environmental sensory information are encoded by the central nervous system. Toward this, he is working on two projects. First, he is using optical-based methods to understand how olfactory … Read More

Renee Wurth

Renee is a PhD candidate at Northeastern University studying population health. She focuses on environmental health in vulnerable populations, analyzing topics ranging from air pollution to the gut microbiome. She is an Superfund Research Program (SRP) trainee and has done a fellowship in microbiome analysis at the Craig Venter Research Center in La Jolla, as well as been awarded the … Read More

Vivekanand Pandey Vimal

Vivekanand Pandey Vimal is a graduate student in neuroscience at the Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Lab, where he studies the role of gravitational cues on human balance control. Before coming to Brandeis, he taught physics at Waltham High School for six years and spent one year in India as a consultant to a NGO making documentaries and writing grants ranging … Read More

Kamilya Tazhibayeva

Kamilya Tazhibayeva is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economics at MIT. Her areas of specialization are economic development, with a focus on human capital and agricultural development, and applied microeconomics. Kamilya’s current research, in collaboration with MIT Professor Robert M. Townsend, is on the effects of weather shocks and climate change on vulnerable communities in developing countries, the … Read More