Welcome Caroline Dartora!

New postdoc at NVS.

Caroline Dartora, postdoc at the Division of Clinical Geriatrics, NVS. Photo: Desirée Ferreira.

What is your mission at NVS?/What will you be working with?

I’m joining the group of Eric Westman as a postdoctoral researcher to work with projects related to neuroimaging and machine learning to characterize the heterogeneity of Alzheimer’s disease.

Which division will you be working at?

I will be working at the Division of Clinical Geriatrics, at the Westman neuroimaging group.

What do you look forward to the most in your new position? 

I’m looking forward to work in a multidisciplinary environment, with challenging research problems in aging and dementia.  

Where have you been active before and what have you done earlier?

I’ve been working with different modalities of medical imaging before. I’m a medical physicist, with a master of science in electrical engineering and a doctorate in science in biomedical gerontology. I have worked with medical imaging since my undergraduate in physics, beginning with pulmonary computed tomography and chest X-rays, going to computational simulation of dose deposition in nuclear medicine images, and concentrating my doctoral thesis in the evaluation of early cognitive decline assessment by brain PET and MR images in the elderly population.

When you are not working, what do you do for recreation?

I like to read, and watch movies and TV shows. Also, I like to go out with my friends for a coffee/drink and picnic’s at parks.

Are you reading a book at the moment? Which one?

At the moment I’m reading the Neapolitan Novels, by Elena Ferrante.

Tell us about the most beautiful place you have visited?

I have been to some really beautiful places, such as the Schloss Schönbrunn in Austria, the Château de Versailles in France, the City of Ghent in Belgium, or the Astronomical Tower at Clementinum, in Prague. However, not just because of the location, but seeing the sunset over Barcelona from the top of Montjuic Castle with some good friends, remains as beautiful and wonderful as possible in my memory.

What makes you happy?

To know that wherever I’m in the world, I will always have faithful friends to share wonderful moments.