Dr. Alexandra Badea joins the Medical Physics faculty. Dr. Badea is an Associate Professor of Radiology. Her research has focused primarily on magnetic resonance image (MRI) analysis to provide a comprehensive characterization of the brain morphometry and microstructure (e.g. from diffusion tensor imaging). Dr. Badea’s expertise is in multivariate characterization of rodent models, in particular of AD, but also normal development and aging, as well as for other neurological and psychiatric conditions. Her interests are: 1) phenotyping the brain from fixed-specimen to in vivo imaging – in animal models of human disease and in humans; 2) uncovering the link between imaging changes, genetic and environmental factors; and more recently 3) between imaging and cognitive/behavioral deficits.