Yanmei Tie, PhD
Research Associate, Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School
- BE in Biomedical Engineering, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China, 1995
- MSci in Engineering (concentration in Electrical Engineering), Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, 2005
- PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, 2005
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, 2005 – 2010.
Brain/Neuro Imaging, Biomedical Signal and Image Processing, Neural Engineering
Dr. Tie is working at the Neurosurgical Brain Mapping Laboratory. Her research endeavors focus on the development and application of advanced signal and image processing techniques to multiple brain imaging modalities, particularly functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), in order to improve surgical planning for patients with brain conditions. The goal of Dr. Tie's research is to localize brain functional regions (e.g., language, memory, and movement) before surgery so that those areas can be preserved as much as possible during surgery to avoid neurologic deficits. She is currently developing novel fMRI paradigm and analytical strategy that will allow fMRI language mapping more efficient and can be done on more patients.