Visiting Graduate Research Trainees

Eva Wachtelaer
Eva is an exchange student from Belgium, performing her master’s thesis in our research group. She currently investigates the role of brain iron deposition in Alzheimer’s disease. She uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) methods to relate iron values to the healthy aging brain and AD pathophysiology to improve the understanding of the disease.
Sophie van den Brink, M.Sc. candidate
Sophie is a research master's student in Neuropsychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is currently carrying out her thesis project at the MCSA, which focuses on the contribution of CSF biomarker assessments in the diagnostic process of atypical dementia patients. She is analyzing CSF biomarkers (amyloid and tau) along with neuroimaging, neurological and neuropsychological evaluations that are used to distinguish Alzheimer's disease from other types of dementia. Sophie's aim is to emphasize the importance of CSF biomarker assessments in the clinical practice, which could result in increased diagnostic accuracy for atypical dementia patients.