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Investigating brains’ structure function relationship in patients with Huntington’s Disease.

Description 
This is a unique opportunity to work on one of the largest longitudinal data sets in Huntington’s Disease (HD) in an interdisciplinary research platform. This project involves exploring the relationship between the structure and functions of the human brain using a computational modeling technique. The student involved in this project will work with two types of MRI data obtained through two different methods of magnetic resonance imaging techniques (diffusion tensor imaging and functional magnetic resonance imaging). These data have been obtained from a group of healthy controls and two groups of participants with HD, who are at two different stages of the disease. The main objective of the project is to observe the changes in the structure-function relationship in these participants compared to healthy controls as a function of time. Ideally, this project is suitable for students who have previous knowledge and experience in brain image processing or who are interested to learn and broaden their skills in that area. We are looking for a driven individual who will be competitive in applying for scholarships to carry out this research.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here: https://www.monash.edu/admissions/entry-requirements/minimum
Keywords 
Huntington’s Disease, Brain Imaging, Neuroscience, MRI, Computational modelling
Available options 
PhD/Doctorate
Time commitment 
Full-time
Top-up scholarship funding available 
No
Physical location 
18 Innovation Walk
Co-supervisors 
Dr 
Pubu Abeyasinghe

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