Dr Maura Malpetti is a Race Against Dementia and Alzheimer's Research UK fellow in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, where she earned her PhD as a Cambridge Trust & Sidney Sussex College scholar. She originally trained in Italy for a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Cognitive Neurosciences, where she worked with brain scanning techiques, such as positron emission tomography (PET).
She is interested in the study of neuropathology, biomarkers and clinical features of neurodegenerative diseases, with special interest in frontotemporal lobar degeneration and Alzheimer's disease.
Her research focusses on multimodal biomarkers to investigate the pathophysiology of these diseases, in order to identify early diagnostic and prognostic markers. Specifically, she is studying novel PET tracers and other biomarkers for inflammation, tau and synaptic loss, with an interdisciplinary approach that integrates multimodal imaging and clinical data with fluid markers and post-mortem pathology.
Full list of publications: Maura Malpetti, google scholar profile