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Cristina Pasquinelli



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Research Interests

My research focus is transcranial focused ultrasound stimulation (TUS), an emerging method for the stimulation of the human and animal brain. Compared to other non-invasive brain stimulation techniques, TUS offers a smaller volume size of the simulation and the possibility to reach deeper areas of the brain.
Specifically, I’m interested in TUS safety profile, which has not been established yet, but is needed to increase the robustness of neural response by the employment of higher intensities, without causing any damage. Moreover, I work on actual acoustic measurements with skull samples to validate the simulations framework for the estimation of the ultrasound intensity after cranial transmission. In fact, the presence of the skull that strongly absorbs and deviates the beam makes this estimation challenging. Moreover, I’m interested in combining TUS with fMRI to observe the network response in animals and its dependency on the used parameters.

Curriculum Vitae



MSC in Biomedical Engineering, University of Genoa


BSc in Biomedical Engineering, University of Genoa


2019 - Present

Postdoc, DRCMR

2015 - 2019

PhD Student, DTU Elektro and DRCMR

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Pasquinelli C., Hanson L. G., Siebner H. R., Lee H. J., Thielscher A. (2019) Safety of transcranial focused ultrasound stimulation: A systematic review of the state of knowledge from both human and animal studies, Brain Stimulation. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2019.07.024

Kim H., Kim S., Sim N. S., Pasquinelli C., Thielscher A., Lee J. H., Lee H. J. (2019) Miniature ultrasound ring array transducers for transcranial ultrasound neuromodulation of freely-moving small animals, Brain Stimulation, 12(2):251-255. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2018.11.007