MD, Keio University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
My research involves genomic and transcriptomic analyses of neurological disorders that present during fetal life, such as brain malformations. I also quantitatively analyze fetal neuroimagings using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in various conditions such as Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS), prenatal brain injury and malformations such as inferior vermian hypoplasia. By implementing advanced fetal neuroimaging techniques, I am establishing new biomarkers to evaluate fetal brain development and correlate them to long-term neurodevelopmental outcome in the child. By integrating both genetics and neuroimaging approaches, my group aims to establish a new comprehensive approach to evaluation of the fetal brain, including anatomic, genetic and functional measures, to understand fetal pathological mechanisms and predict future postnatal neurodevelopmental outcome, both of which may advance prenatal care.
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