Mitsuko Nakajima, MBChB, MPhil

Clinical Research Fellow, University College London , Mentor: Sarah Tabrizi, PhD, FMedSci

Mapping Premanifest Huntington's Disease at Ultra-high Resolution

Whether HD begins deep inside the brain and spreads to the outer layers, or vice versa, is currently unknown. Dr. Nakajima proposes to use powerful MRI imaging techniques in combination with magnetic EEG monitoring to look at the structure and function of different brain layers in people who carry the expanded HD gene. This will help to determine what brain changes are present before the onset of symptoms.