Noah Schweitzer

Noah Schweitzer on a mountain

Noah graduated with a BSc. in Nuclear Engineering- Radiation Sciences with a minor in physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020. Noah is a current second year doctoral student in the Bioengineering department under Dr. Bistra Iordanova and Dr. Howard Aizenstein. He has a research aim to improve diagnostics of vascular dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. He aims to translate cellular and molecular findings of vascular dysfunction in rodents to that observed in 7T MRI of humans. He is currently working on understanding how vessel morphology changes affect the capillary bed’s health in mice. Additionally, he is investigating the pathophysiology of vascular dysfunction underlying white matter hyperintensities. Noah is utilizing Nadim Farhat’s (BiP Fellow) 3D printed enclosure with integrated cutting guides that accurately aligns ex-vivo MRI to histology. Noah built off Nadim’s work by utilizing a diffeomorphic demons registration algorithm to premortem MRI scans to transform the images to ex-vivo MRI space. Noah presented his work at the 2021 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.