Research Associate I
Elise joined Neuroanatomy team at the Allen Institute in 2018. She is currently researching single neuron reconstruction and classification at a whole-brain level using virtual reality. She received her B.S. in Biology-Neurobiology at the University of Texas at Austin, where she worked in the Center for Learning and Memory. Her points of focus included developing image analysis methods paired with surgery techniques for in-vivo injections and imaging surgeries in immature and mature mice for long-term cerebellar studies using two-photon microscopy. Elise earned her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from National Taiwan University, where she studied an in-vivo fornix deep brain stimulation surgery in triple-transgenic Alzheimer’s disease mice using DT-MRI, PET, behavioral, and immunohistochemical assessments of therapy efficacy.
Prior to the Allen Institute, she worked at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital for a CRO, where she performed NGS and RNA-seq analysis and biostatistics in order to improve an immunotherapy for neuroblastoma.
Elise's research interests include neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and image reconstruction and analysis. She ultimately wants to combine image reconstruction and analysis with her biomedical engineering background for robotic surgery and artificial intelligence diagnosis applications.
- Multimodal Image Acquisition and Analysis
- Small-animal surgery development
Journal of Immunology
October 1, 2018
Ngai H, Tian G, Courtney AN, Ravari SB, Guo L, Liu B, Jin J, Shen ET, Di Pierro EJ, Metelitsa LS
Frontiers in Neural Circuits
January 13, 2016
Lin HC, Pan HC, Lin SH, Lo YC, Shen ET, Liao LD, Liao PH, Chien YW, Liao KD, Jaw FS, Chu KW, Lai HY, Chen YY