Dr Joana Pinto obtained her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Lisbon in 2019.
In January 2020, Joana joined Professor Daniel Bulte’s group as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Biomedical Engineering.
Joana’s research involves the development of non-invasive neuroimaging techniques for the identification of cerebrovascular disease biomarkers.
Joana is the principal investigator of “The Maternal Brain Project”, a research project that aims to understand the short and long-term impact of pregnancy on the mother’s brain.
Joana has been awarded the Early Career Fellowship of the European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (2021) and the Junior Fellowship of International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2023).
Dr Joana Pinto's research interests include the evaluation of cerebrovascular dynamics using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), integrating multiple physiological parameters such as cerebral perfusion (CBF) and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR).