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Marina WEILER

Marina Weiler, Ph.D.
Title: Postdoc Fellow
Office(s): Neurocognitive Aging Section (NAS)
Phone Number: 410-558-8664
Email Address: marina.weiler@nih.gov

Biography

Dr. Weiler earned her Ph.D. from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Neurosciences department, working with magnetic resonance imaging in Alzheimer’s disease patients. While at UNICAMP, she conducted analysis with amnestic mild cognitive impairment subjects, trying to identify biomarkers and focusing on early diagnosis. Her goal was to identify disruptions in resting-state networks and understand how they relate to cognition and the sense of the self in Alzheimer’s patients. Additionally, Dr. Weiler was a study coordinator in Multiple Sclerosis clinical trials, where she worked with many pharmaceutical companies. Currently, Dr. Weiler is focused on studying the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in a neurocognitive aging rat model. Since joining Dr. Rapp’s lab in October 2016, she researches the molecular effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, and whether this intervention can reverse age-related memory impairment, normalize resting-state functional connectivity, and rescue post-mortem markers of inhibitory neuron populations in memory impaired rats.