Ileana Jelescu

Ileana Jelescu

Assistant Professor (SNSF)
Dept of Radiology, CHUV/UNIL
Phone: +41 21 314 6020
Mailing address: Centre de Recherche en Radiologie RC7, CHUV
Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
Office: RC7-04-002, Rue Centrale 7, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland

I am an Assistant Professor within the Department of Radiology at Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and University of Lausanne (UNIL).

My work focuses on bridging theoretical biophysical modeling with experimental validation to propose new tools to characterize brain microstructure and function using diffusion and functional MRI. These cutting-edge tools are then integrated into human and animal studies of normal and pathological processes, such as brain development, multiple sclerosis and cognitive impairment.

In 2010 I graduated with a double degree in Physics from Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France) and in Medical Physics from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). I obtained a PhD in Physics in 2013 from Université Paris-Saclay (Orsay, France), in functional MRI and diffusion MRI microscopy at single neuron-level, working on one of the strongest MRI systems in the world (17 Tesla – NeuroSpin, France). I completed postdoctoral work at NYU Center for Biomedical Imaging on combining diffusion MRI with biophysical modeling.
I (finally!) moved to Switzerland in 2015 as research scientist within the Center for Biomedical Imaging at EPFL, where I pursued my own research lines in parallel to serving as operational manager of the 14 Tesla MRI system. In 2020, I received an SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship, which enabled me to establish the Mic-Map lab at UNIL/CHUV in the Fall of 2021.

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