Welcome Anna Inguanzo Pons!
New postdoc at NVS.
What is your mission at NVS?/ What will you be working with?
I am a new postdoc, and my main objective will involve the characterization of Parkinson’s disease heterogeneity using MRI data and novel methods for subtyping.
Which division will you be working at?
I will be part of the Westman neuroimaging group, at the Division of Clinical Geriatrics.
What do you look forward to the most in your new position?
I’m looking forward to learning from experts in that field, growing professionally- individually and as a team, and also getting back to work in a lab where I feel at home.
Where have you been active before and what have you done earlier?
My background is in biomedical sciences and neurosciences, and right before coming here I was doing my PhD in the University of Barcelona, my hometown. There, I worked with different neuroimaging techniques mainly focused on understanding the heterogeneity of Parkinson’s disease and the role of cognitive impairment. During that period, I also did a stay abroad, here, in KI which introduced me to Dementia with Lewy bodies.
When you are not working, what do you do for recreation?
Outside work I’m ready for any plan with my friends. I also enjoy going around with my camera taking pictures, and learning new things, from a new recipe to a new language.
Are you reading a book at the moment? Which one?
I’m reading the third book of a trilogy written by Cristina Solé-Padullés from my lab in Barcelona. The books are set in a scientific environment which is always interrupted by a crime. An interesting fact is that the characters may be based on people in the lab which makes the story very entertaining.
Tell us about the most beautiful place you have visited?
That’s a very hard question I must say, even the smallest place can be the most charming. But thinking bigger, I was mesmerized by the beauty of Halong Bay in Vietnam. Seeing the sunrise and the different colours in the immensity of the bay was impressive.
What makes you happy?
I enjoy spending time with friends regardless of the occasion, weather we are catching up or taking trips together. Equally, I enjoy spending time by myself, going for a stroll or listening to music.