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Aapo Nummenmaa, PhD
Principal Investigator

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Aapo Nummenmaa, Ph.D., is currently an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the MGH Martinos Center TMS Core Laboratory. He received his M.Sc. degree in Theoretical Physics (Mathematics) from University of Turku and Ph.D. in Cognitive Technology (Computational Engineering) from Helsinki University of Technology (currently a part of Aalto University) with his thesis considering Bayesian approach to the neuromagnetic source localization problem. Dr. Nummenmaa joined the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in 2008 and he received further training in multimodal imaging using MEG/EEG and fMRI, acquisition and analysis of diffusion MRI, and computational modeling of TMS. Dr. Nummenmaa joined the Martinos Center Faculty in 2014 and has since worked on microstructure mapping using diffusion MRI, high-performance computational modeling of TMS/MEG/EEG as well developing integrated multichannel systems for combining TMS with MEG/EEG and MRI. 

Sergei Makarov, PhD
Martinos Faculty

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N. Makarov earned his B.S./M.S./Ph.D./Dr. Sci. degrees at the St. Petersburg State University, Russian Federation, Faculty of Mathematics. He joined the Faculty of State St. Petersburg University where he became a full professor in 1996. In 2000 he joined the Faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), MA where he became a full professor in 2008. In 2018 he also joined the Faculty of Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA. His current research interests include applied computational electromagnetics and human body interaction with electromagnetic fields including brain modeling. He is a recipient of the following: Samuel Satin Award – WPI 2004, Trustees Best Advisor Award – WPI 2009, Outstanding Professor Award – ECE Dept., WPI 2010, Community Service Award – ECE Dept., WPI 2011, Outstanding Professor Award – ECE Dept., WPI 2011, Trustees Best Teacher Award – WPI 2012, Outstanding Professor Award – ECE Dept., WPI 2015, Outstanding Professor Award – ECE Dept., WPI 2016, Community Service IEEE Award – ECE Dept., WPI 2016, and the Outstanding Professor Award – ECE Dept., WPI 2017.

Lucia Navarro De Lara, PhD
Research Fellow

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Lucia Navarro de Lara, Ph.D., is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the MGH Martinos Center and Harvard Medical School. She received a M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Polytechnical University of Valencia, (Spain); M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Technical University of Vienna, (Austria) and her Ph.D. in Medical Physics (MR Imaging) from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria with her thesis on constructing a receive-only phased array head coil for combined transcranial magnetic stimulation-functional magnetic resonance imaging (TMS/fMRI) experiments. Dr. Navarro de Lara joined the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in 2017 and her current research is focused on developing and integrating the multichannel TMS array system lead by Dr. Nummenmaa in the MR environment, designing and constructing a whole head MR coil array for simultaneous mTMS/fMRI. Additionally, she has focused on MR safety working on electromagnetic computational simulations. She is also supporting the TMS/MEG system being installed at the Martinos Center. 

Mohammad Daneshzand, PhD
Research Fellow

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Mohammad Daneshzand, Ph.D., is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He received his M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Tehran and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Bridgeport where he worked on computational modeling and closed loop approaches for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Mohammad’s current research at Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging involves developing computational neuronavigation methodology for multi-channel TMS system, development of electronic control of multiple TMS coils used in array configuration as well as their integration with imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and electroencephalography (EEG) and software development for tracking the positions of the TMS coils and integrating the positioning software with electromagnetic field modeling.

Tori Turpin
Research Staff

Tori Turpin is the Research Coordinator of the TMS Lab in the MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2019. During her undergraduate career, Tori worked as a research assistant in the University of Michigan Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab where she contributed to projects on the combined use of brain training, tDCS, and fMRI to modulate and observe effects on cognitive processes. She also completed a summer internship in cognitive development in the Berkeley Early Learning Lab at the University of California, Berkeley in 2018. Tori is interested in neurostimulation such as TMS and neuroimaging approaches such as MRI, EEG, and MEG to probe mechanisms of working memory and attention. Tori is also a member of the Auditory Cognition Lab in the Martinos Center.

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William Wartman