People

Lab members

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S. Kathleen Bandt, MD

Katie is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery  at Northwestern University. Her clinical work focuses on the surgical management of epilepsy while her research interests focus on developing new tools for evaluating patients with epilepsy and for predicting which patients will be most likely to be helped by current surgical techniques.

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Pierre Besson, PhD

Pierre is a research associate in the department of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University. He has been developing image processing methods for application to epilepsy for more than 10 years. Goals of this work have been to better understand the underlying causes of epilepsy as well as to develop algorithms to inform clinical decision making.


Trainees

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Anil Mahavadi

Anil is a University of Miami medical student who has been completing an MBA at the University of Chicago. His background in engineering from Berkeley and his strong interest in neurosurgical research, especially in areas with a strong computational component, led him to seek out ANISE lab. He has been researching the healthy and epileptic human claustrum using novel machine learning techniques in MATLAB, under the guidance of Dr. Kathleen Bandt and Pierre Besson. Other interests include film and exploring nature.

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Hannah Weiss

Hannah is a student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is currently dedicating a year to neurosurgical research, focusing on studying the structural organization of the claustrum in healthy human brains by applying high-resolution structural connectome extraction and clustering techniques to in-vivo magnetic resonance images. Her strong interest in neuroanatomy and the clinical implications of these findings have further confirmed her interest in pursuing a career in neurosurgery.

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Nathan Shlobin

Nathan is a current undergraduate student in the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University and will be a first-year medical student at the Feinberg School of Medicine in the fall. He enjoys engaging in research in the Department of Neurosurgery and is excited to learn more about epilepsy through this research.


Collaborators

Todd Parrish, PhD
Parrish Neuroimaging Laboratory

Aggelos Katsaggelos, PhD
Image and Video Processing Laboratory

Maxime Guye, MD, PhD
Center for Magnetic Resonance in Biology and Medicine

Renaud Lopes, PhD
The Clinical Imaging Core Facility