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Nozomi Nishimura is an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University, and researches in-vivo (live) imaging techniques with Chris Schaffer at their world-class facility, the Schaffer-Nishimura Lab. Her current work aims to improve blood flow in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, and her team is working with citizen science group EyesOnALZ (formerly WeCureALZ) to develop an expedited process for analyzing the lab’s large amounts of data. Nozomi is excited about the opportunity to share the process of discovery with the whole community.
As a postdoc, Nozomi was awarded a L'Oreal USA Fellowship for Women in Science, the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship. While at UC San Diego, she received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In addition to researching neurodegenerative disease, Nozomi hopes to discover deeper understandings of cardiovascular disease and cancer. She’s faculty advisor to Cornell students interested in assisting in Alzheimer’s research and is a strong proponent of crowdsourcing to speed up data analysis.