About

I received my Physics degree from the University of Campinas (Unicamp - Brazil) with a major in Medical Physics, my Ph.D. degree in Neurosciences also from Unicamp investigating neurodegenerative diseases, and was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Calgary (Canada) studying the effects of concussion in the brain. Currently, I am a post-doctoral fellow at Unicamp, researching epilepsy with neuroimaging and computational techniques to predict prognosis. I have a keen interest in research and education involving Neurosciences, Physics, Medical Physics, and Mathematics, and I am fond of the interplay of these areas towards the study of the brain. I am also curious about machine/deep learning and altered states of consciousness (e.g.: meditation).

 

Post-doctoral fellow at the Neuroimaging Lab (University of Campinas)

  • 2020 - 2022           FAPESP Grant #2020/00019-7:  Advanced analysis of MR imaging in epilepsy to predict surgery outcome - A machine learning approach

  • 2020 - present      CEPID BRAINN Associate Researcher

  • 2016 - present      Collaborating Developer - UF²C Software

  • 2020 - present      Guest Associate Editor in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience (2020 - current)

 

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Grants

  • 2020 – present      Postdoctoral grant, The Sao Paulo Research Foundation, # 2020/00019-7

  • 2019 – 2020           Postdoctoral grant, T Chen Fong Fellowship

  • 2017 – 2019           Postdoctoral grant, Integrated Concussion Research Program (ICRP)

  • 2016 – 2017           Doctoral exchange grant, The Sao Paulo Research Foundation (BEPE-FAPESP), # 2016/00330-9

  • 2014 – 2017           Ph.D. grant, The Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), # 2014/15918-6

  • 2012 – 2014           Ph.D. grant, Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES), Finance Code 001.

  • 2009 – 2010           Undergraduate Research Program grant, Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa no Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), # 2009/02138-4

Awards

  • 2019       27th ISMRM Trainee Educational Stipend ($585 USD)

  • 2017       Best study (first author) of neurotechnology presented in the 4th BRAINN Congress. Hierarchical observation modeling in fMRI: sliding window 2.0

  • 2016        Best study (co-author) presented in the X RPDA. Intra and internetwork connectivities in Alzheimer’s Disease and the relationship with CSF levels and cognition

  • 2015        Best study (co-author) presented in the 2nd BRAINN Congress. Preliminary data on neuroimaging changes in the pilocarpine model of temporal lobe epilepsy

  • 2013        21st World Congress of Neurology bursary (€ 1450)

  • 2011        Highest grade in the National Exam of Students Performance (ENADE - Brazil) for last-year undergraduate students in Physics

  • 2010        Honorable mention (first author) for the study presented in the 4th CINAPSE Workshop

  • 2007        1st place in the admission exam for Medical Physics of the University of Sao Paulo (best-ranked Brazilian university)

Contact email: rfcassebATunicamp.br

 

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