Dr Elizabeth N. York

Post Doctoral Research Fellow


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PhD in Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh

MSc in Brain and Mind Sciences, Sorbonne University

MSc in Brain and Mind Sciences, UCL

MA (Honours) in Psychology and French, University of Glasgow

Research summary

My research focuses on developing and applying advanced MRI techniques, not typically available in the clinic, to find biomarkers of disease progression, particularly myelin loss and neurodegeneration, in multiple sclerosis (MS). In particular, my research explores clinical application of microstructural MRI techniques such as magnetization transfer imaging, diffusion-weighted imaging, and aggregate measures (e.g. MRI g-ratio) as MS imaging biomarkers. Currently, I am also interested in using high-field 7T MRI to investigate the biological mechanisms of fatigue in MS. 

Prior to my role as an academic postdoctoral research fellow, I completed a BA in Psychology and French at the University of Glasgow, followed by a Dual MSc in Brain and Mind Sciences at University College London and Sorbonne University in Paris. I was awarded my PhD, entitled 'Magnetization transfer imaging biomarkers of demyelination in multiple sclerosis' in 2022 from the University of Edinburgh.

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