Sandra Chanraud

EPHE, France


Sandra Chanraud completed her Ph.D. at the University of Orsay, Paris, France, in 2007, earning her degree in molecular and cellular biology. During the course of study, she worked on structural and diffusion imaging for chronic alcoholism under the supervision of Dr. Jean-Luc Martinot. Chanraud worked then at Stanford University and the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for four years. Currently, she has a tenure track position at the EPHE working with Professor Michèle Allard, who directs the Neuroscience Program at Bordeaux University, France. Chanraud research experience in imaging and scientific interest in patient populations led to her participation in "analysis" groups as well as "disease" groups. She truly enjoys being at the interface between methodology development and clinical application. During these last years, Chanraud has been performing investigations on the effects of aging and alcoholism including the study of cognitive and motor sequelae of aging and alcoholism that affect cerebellar-pontine-frontal and other brain systems. She has been collecting, analyzing, and interpreting anatomical, functional, spectroscopy, and connectivity data. Concurrently, Chanraud has been devising new tests and experiments to address novel questions about aging-related and alcoholism-related brain structural and functional deficits as they overlap with her developing research interests.

Biography Updated on 30 April 2013

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