The Women in Neuroscience Repository (WiNRepo) project would not have been possible without the help of our contributors and sponsors. We are especially thankful to those who contributed on their spare time, simply to improve the visibility of women in neuroscience.
Jessica Schrouff (she/her)
Founder / Advisor
Machine Learning Research Scientist, London, UK
Jessica graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Liège, Belgium. She studied the application of machine learning methods to neuroimaging data during her PhD (Belgium) and post-doctoral work (Stanford, USA and UCL, UK). She is now working in industry.
FWO Postdoctoral Researcher at KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Gabriella obtained her PhD at KULeuven in the Laboratory for Cognitive Neurology. Currently, she is a FWO Postdoctoral Researcher at KU Leuven. Her research program focuses on leveraging the huge advances in Natural Language Processing in computational sciences to address the neurobiology of sentence processing.
Doris Pischedda (she/her)
Social Media / Research
Assistant Professor at the University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Doris investigates macro-scale brain architectures using fMRI and simulations to create personalized virtual brains. During her PhD, she characterized rule representations in the human brain. As a postdoc, she focused on social cognition in collaborative tasks (University of Milano-Bicocca), strategic games (University of Minnesota), social learning (University of Trento) and human-robot interactions (Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin).
Ana Luísa Pinho
Website Development and Analytics / Research
BrainsCAN Postdoctoral Fellow at The Brain and Mind Institute, Western University, London ON, Canada
Ana Luísa graduated in Eng. Physics at IST (Lisbon, PT). She studied functional imaging and cognitive neuroscience during her PhD at Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, SE) and, after, worked on the application of data-science techniques to fMRI data as a Postdoc at Inria (Paris, FR). She is now working on the development of atlasing methods to map cognition, with a particular focus on the encoding of music in the cortico-striatal-cerebellar network.
Paola Mengotti (she/her)
Research / Events
Senior Researcher at Forschungszentrum Jülich, INM3 - Cognitive Neuroscience, Jülich, Germany
Paola’s research focuses on understanding the impact of expectations on spatial attention by combining computational modelling of behavior with fMRI and TMS. During her PhD in cognitive neuroscience at SISSA (Trieste, Italy), she investigated the neural correlates of gesture imitation.
Social Media / Research / Events / Finance
Researcher in Clinical & Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
After a PhD in France and postdocs in California and Quebec, Valentina is starting as an Assistant Professor at the University of Geneva, focusing on the neurobiology of language and semantic knowledge.
Diana Dima (she/her)
Website Analytics / Research
Postdoctoral Researcher at Western University, London Ontario, Canada
Diana uses neuroimaging and computational tools to understand how the brain extracts meaning from complex visual scenes. During her PhD (Cardiff), she investigated the timing of face and scene perception in the brain. She is currently researching action understanding across vision and language.
Technical Solutions Team Manager, London, UK
Gregory is a highly qualified computer science engineer with 10+ years experience in customer support and process improvement.
Anibal Sólon (he/him)
PhD Student at University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
Anibal is a Computer Science Ph.D. student, developing methods for fMRI preprocessing and analysis. His research investigates reproducible biomarkers of mental disorders in brain function imaging. Passionate about programming and open source, Anibal’s experience in diverse projects sums to 15 years.
Finance / Research
CEO of convelop, Graz, Austria
Karin Grasenick (Dr.tech.) has a background in biomedical engineering and social sciences. She is the founder and the CEO of convelop – cooperative knowledge design gmbh, specialised in the process design and evaluation of RTI related strategies and measures. Her specific focus is thereby diversity, inclusion and interdisciplinary collaboration, topics she lectures at several universities.
Assistant Professor at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Eliana is interested in motivation and decision-making. During her PhD and postdoc she has used neuroimaging, neurostimulation and computational modelling to study the contribution of the prefrontal cortex to these processes. Currently, she works on translating neurocomputational models of motivation to neuropsychiatric populations.
Finance / Research
Research Fellow at INM-7 at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany
Sarah has a background in clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience and functional neuroanatomy. Her research aims to develop methods for studying and modelling the relationships between brain and behavior in large scale neuroimaging and behavioral data.
Aina Frau-Pascual (she/her)
Finance / Social Media / Research
Data Scientist at Dana_positive maternal health, Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain
Aina is working on the development of methods for diffusion and functional MRI analysis. During her PhD at Inria (France), she developed statistical models for the analysis of BOLD and ASL task fMRI.
Social Media / Events
Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
Stephanie Noble is a postdoc at Yale working on computational and statistical tools for more reproducible fMRI research. Before that, she majored in Chemical Engineering and co-founded neuroscience startup goBlue. She’s also passionate about supporting her underrepresented colleagues and fellow Latinas in STEM! Please reach out about navigating careers in academia or industry and to discuss opportunities for underrepresented scientists.
Morgan Foret (she/her)
Social Media / Research
Scientist II, Study Director at Charles River Laboratories, Montreal, Canada
Morgan graduated with a BSc Honours in Cell Biology from the University of Calgary in 2014. Since then, as part of her PhD work, she has been investigating the role of oxidative stress in Alzheimer’s disease by utilizing a transgenic animal model of AD and real-time fluorescence imaging strategies.
Maria Luisa Mandelli
Associate Professor in the Dept. of Neurology at UCSF, San Francisco, USA
After my PhD in engineering at the Polytechnic of Milano, I joined the Dept of Radiology at UCSF for my post-doctoral training, and I recently joined the faculty team as an Associate Professor in the Dept of Neurology at UCSF. My research focuses on interdisciplinary projects that brings together the fields of engineering, neuroscience, and radiology to apply advanced computational algorithms to understanding the brain in health and states of neurological disease.
Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of CHIETI-PESCARA, Italy
Daniela Cialfi is a cognitive and behavioural economist, heterodox economist and postdoctoral researcher at the University of CHIETI-PESCARA, Italy. Before this, she worked at Procter & Gamble. She also is a board member of the Society of Experimental Finance and the Italian Post-Keynesian Society. In her spare time, Daniela enjoys travel, reading, jogging, and coding.
Laura Gwilliams (she/her)
Research / Social Media
Researcher at University of California, San Francisco, USA
Laura’s research is focused on the neural computations underlying speech comprehension, combining insight from linguistics, machine learning and neuroscience. She utilises MEG, ECoG and single-unit recordings to build computational models of speech comprehension, aiming to better understand how complex linguistic structures (e.g. words) are built from a continuous speech stream.
Social Media / Events / Research
PhD student at the University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Abigail is a PhD student at the University of Geneva, within the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School. Her doctoral work focuses on semantic knowledge and representation in multilingual speakers. Prior to starting her PhD in 2022, she obtained her MSc in Munich, Germany and worked as a neuroimaging data scientist at the University of California San Francisco.
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Centre de Recherche de l'IUGM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Natasha’s research is focused on using computational approaches to study potential biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease. For her PhD she used machine learning to investigate changes in speech in Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and as a postdoc her current project involves pooling multiple large fMRI datasets to research resting-state fMRI as a transdiagnostic marker.
Events and Research
PhD Student at the Universities of Fribourg and Geneva, Switzerland
Irene's work explores brain and behavioural correlated of individual differences in language learning abilities and how multilingual experience impacts dyslexic readers. She is working on her PhD at the University of Fribourg and the University of Geneva. She is also passionate about science communication, particularly working on scientific activities for children, and open science.
Board Member / Finance
Board Member / Website Development
If you wish to be part of the list above, consult FAQ: "How can I join WiNRepo's team and participate in their activities?" for more information. 🙂
- Donders Institute, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
- convelop – cooperative knowledge design gmbh, Graz, Austria
- Marie Curie Alumni Association: micro-grant to Jessica Schrouff
Last update at: May 2023