Ami Tsuchida, Ph.D.
University of Bordeaux - French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Ami Tsuchida, Ph.D., obtained her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience at McGill University in 2012, studying the functional specializations of human frontal lobe by administering a battery of computerized neuropsychological tests to lesion patients, and characterizing their impairments. She went on to combine neuropsychological methods with functional neuroimaging in her postdoctoral training with Brenda Milner, also at McGill University, in a project to understand the role of hemispheric specializations and inter-hemispheric interaction in memory function.
She joined the Neurofunctional Imaging Group (GIN) at the University of Bordeaux in 2017 to expand her skills in multimodal neuroimaging processing and analysis methods, in a project to investigate the impact of subtle white matter anomalies (WMAs) in a large cohort of young adults.
She has contributed to the processing, management and analyses of the MRi-Share database, a unique multimodal neuroimaging database of 1,870 university students in Bordeaux. In particular, she contributed to the identification and characterization of WMAs in this cohort, which may be precursors to the small cerebral vessel diseases later in life. She brings her expertise in neuropsychology and the large-scale neuroimaging processing and analyses of WMAs to the SHIVA project, which aims to prevent the cognitive decline and dementia caused by small cerebral vessel diseases.