BioSIm's alumna Aimilia Gastounioti has been appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology of Washington University in St. Louis
BioSIm's alumna Dr. Aimilia Gastounioti has been appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology of Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Gastounioti received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 2014, part of which was performed in collaboration with the Ecole Centrale de Paris. She has also received the Clinical Research Certificate from UPenn for training in clinical epidemiology, biostatistics and translational research. Her graduate research focused on discovering risk imaging biomarkers for assessing the vulnerability of atherosclerotic lesions in carotid arteries. From 2014 to 2017 she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), where she was a Research Associate from 2018 to 2021. Her research focus has been on quantitative imaging phenotypes, pattern recognition and deep learning in the context of breast tissue characterization and breast cancer risk. Over the course of her research activity, she has been involved in four funded research projects, and has co-authored 44 peer-reviewed publications and 2 book chapters related to computational image analysis and machine learning. Moreover, she is currently leading a Susan G. Komen postdoctoral fellowship grant aiming to advance imaging phenotyping of breast cancer risk via cutting-edge deep learning technologies.
The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is ranked 11th among the top Medical Schools (Research) in 2021 according to US News Rankings.