In this project, I am using a multi-contrast MRI approach to explore healthy brain aging in two NHP species, the cynomolgus macaque and the marmoset monkey. These species are increasingly utilized in preclinical studies to test novel treatment approaches to slow down aging and age-related decline of cognitive abilities. However, there is still insufficient knowledge about how well non-human primate models resemble the process of aging in humans.

Rakshit Dadarwal
Rakshit Dadarwal
Postdoctoral Researcher

My research focuses on the acquisition and processing of multi-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. I am particularly interested in imaging myelin and iron in the central nervous system and studying healthy aging in non-human primates using Diffusion-weighted Imaging (DWI), Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM), Magnetization Transfer Imaging, and T1 and T2-relaxometry.