Eduard Vilaplana defends his Doctoral Thesis

Eduard Vilaplana has defended today his Doctoral Thesis entitled: “A biphasic model for cortical structural changes in preclinial AD: a multimodal MRI, CSF and PET study”.

Doctoral Thesis - Eduard Vilaplana - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Alzheimer Research - BarcelonaIn this Thesis, co-directed by Dr. Alberto Lleó and Dr. Juan Fortea, Eduard Vilaplana analizes neuromaging and biochemical data from the SIGNAL spanish multicenter cohort, in which participants of the SPIN cohort are included, and from a public American database (Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative). The results of this thesis have conducted to the proposal of a biphasic model of structural cortical changes in the preclinical stages of Alzheimer’s disease and have direct research and clinical implications.

The academical event has been held in the Faculty of Medicine of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona located at the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, and Dr. Vilaplana has obtained the highest qualification.

Congratulations, Dr. Vilaplana!

Eduard Vilaplana Doctoral Thesis - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Alzheimer Research - Barcelona

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