Miranka Wirth, Ph.D.

- cognitive and clinical neuroscientist -

A central focus of my research work

to understand normal aging,
to detect pathological 
aging, and
to identify lifestyle as well as genetic factors that contribute to
differential aging of neural and cognitive functions.

I have joined the research group of Cognitive Neurology, NeuroCure Clinical Research Center (NCRC), Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (PI: Prof. Agnes Flöel).
I have previously worked at the Jagustlab, University of California, Berkeley (PI: Prof. William Jagust) and in the research team of Multimodal Neuroimaging of Brain Pathologies (PI: Dr. Gaël Chételat) at the CYCERON, Neuroimaging Center, Caen, France.

I have trained in multimodal neuroimaging.
Currently, I am using biomarkers of PIB PET, FDG PET and structural as well as functional MRI to study brain aging in cognitively normal older people and the preclinical stage of Alzheimer's disease.

My work is supported by
the NeuroCure Female Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and
the Hans-Gerhard Creutzfeldt Fellowship.