Marta Bianciardi, PhD, joined the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) with the goal of developing an in vivo neuroimaging-based atlas and connectome of brainstem nuclei by 7 Tesla MRI, to enhance our knowledge and the quality of patient care in disorders of consciousness, sleep disorders, vestibular disorders and movement disorders (such as Parkinson’s disease). Her work also focuses on developing novel biomarkers of cerebrovascular and brain parenchymal compliance in response to physiological and neuronal pulsatile effects.


PhD in Biophysics, University “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy

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2016: K01 NIH NIBIB Research Scientist Career Development Award

2017: MGH Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award

2019: Mind Brain Behavior Harvard Faculty Award


Brainstem Imaging Laboratory
Magnetic Resonance Physics and Instrumentation Group