Health Sciences PhD candidate awarded prestigious F31 Fellowship

Written By: Denise Buhrmester,

Humberto Monsivais headshot

Humberto Monsivais, a PhD candidate in Purdue University’s School of Health Sciences, has been awarded the highly prestigious extramural F31 Fellowship from the NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. His current research is focused on quantitative MRI for brain metal deposition mapping in human studies on manganese neurotoxicity. This work also employs network-based computational neuroscience approaches to understand how excess accumulation and distribution of metals affects the brain. Monsivais is a member of professor Ulrike Dydak’s MR Spectroscopy Lab. Dydak and Joaquin Goñi, associate professor of industrial engineering and biomedical engineering, both serve as his graduate mentors on this grant.