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Madhura Ingalhalikar, PhD

MRI Scientist, Bioclinica

Madhura Ingalhalikar, PhD, is an MRI Scientist at Bioclinica. In this role, Dr. Ingalhalikar is responsible for optimizing and developing quantitative endpoints for neuroscience clinical trials. She is an expert in MR neuroimage analysis with a focus on diffusion MR analysis. She has developed novel techniques in diffusion connectomics, neuro-radiomics, and AI-based analysis applied to Parkinson’s disease, multi-system atrophy, Duchene’s muscular dystrophy, autism, and brain tumors.

Prior to joining Bioclinica, Dr. Ingalhalikar was an Associate Professor and the founding member of Symbiosis Center for Medical Image Analysis (SCMIA), Symbiosis International University, where she led the research in medical image analysis. With a well-articulated vision, perseverance, and teamwork under her leadership, she brought SCMIA to an international repute.

Dr. Ingalhalikar earned her medical degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa, where she focused on developing methods for deformable registration of diffusion tensor images. During her Post-Doctoral Fellowship followed by a full-time research scientist position in the Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania, she extended her research in diffusion MRI to connectomics and machine-learning for neuro-image analysis.

Her work has been published in high impact journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Movement Disorders, Neuroimage, Human Brain Mapping (HBM), and more. She is part of the editorial board for the Journal of Neuroradiology and worked as an editor for invited topics in Frontiers in Neuroscience