Dr. Maria de Fatima Falangola

Dr. Maria de Fatima Falangola

Medical University of South Carolina, USA



1996 Ph.D., Oswaldo Cruz Institute-Fiocruz, Cellular and Molecular Biology

1990 M.S., Federal University of Bahia, Human Pathology/Immunology


  1. Sadigursky M., Falangola M. F., Santos R. O., Cardoso A. S. and David J., Induced tolerance to Schistosoma mansoni antigens modulates periovular granuloma. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, 1987, 82 (Suppl. IV):269-271.
  2. Falangola M. F. and De Queiroz A. C., Necrose primaria do corpo caloso (doenca de Marchiafava - Bignami). Relato de cinco casos. Arq Neuro Psquiat, 1992, 50:507-512.
  3. Falangola M. F. and Petito C. K., Choroid plexus infection in cerebral toxoplasmosis in AIDS patients. Neurology, 1993, 43:2035-2040.
  4. Falangola M. F., Reichler B. S., Petito C. K., Histopathology of cerebral toxoplasmosis in HIV infection: A comparison between patients with early AIDS and late AIDS. Hum Pathol, 1994, 25:1091-1097.
  5. Falangola M. F., Castro-Filho B. G., Petito C. K., Immune complex deposition in the choroid plexus of AIDS patients. Ann Neurol, 1994, 36:437-440.
  6. Falangola M. F., Castro-Filho B. G., Petito C. K., HIV infection of human choroid plexus: A possible mechanism of viral entry into the CNS. J. Neuropathol Exp Neurol., 1995, 54:497-503.
  7. Helpern J. A., Lee S. P., Falangola M. F., Dyakin V. V., Bogart A., Ardekani B., Duff K., Branch C. A., Wisniewski T., de Leon M. J., Wolf O. T., O’Shea J. and Nixon R. A., In Vivo Detection of Neuropathology in an Animal Model of Alzheimer’s Disease by Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Magn Reson Med., 2004, 51(4):794-798.
  8. Lee S. P., Falangola M. F., Nixon R. A., Duff K. and Helpern J. A., Visualization of ß-Amyloid Plaques in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease using MR Microscopy Without Contrast Reagents. Magn Reson Med., 2004, 52:538-544.
  9. Helpern J. A., Jensen J., Lee S. P., Falangola M. F., Quantitative MRI assessment of Alzheimer's disease. J. Mol Neurosci., 2004, 24(1):45-48.
  10. Falangola M. F., Ardekani B. A, Bogart A., Dyakin V. V., Lee S. P., Duff K., Nixon K. and Helpern J. A. (2004) Application of a Non-Linear Image Registration Algorithm to Quantitative T2 Analysis in a Transgenic Mouse Model of AD Pathology. J. Neurosci Methods, 2005,144:91-97.
  11. Falangola M. F., Lee S. P., Nixon R. A., Duff K. and Helpern J. A., Histological Co-Localization of Iron in Aß plaques of PS/APP Transgenic Mice. Neurochemical Research, 2005, 30(2):201-205.
  12. Falangola M. F., Dyakin V. V., Lee S. P., Bogart A., Babb J. S., Duff K., Nixon R. A., Helpern J. A., Quantitative MRI Reveals Aging-Associated T2 changes in mouse models of Alzheimer’s Disease. NMR in Biomedicine; NMR Biomed., 2007, 20(3): 343-51.
  13. Falangola M. F., Jensen J. H., Babb J. S., Hu C., Castellanos F. X., DiMartino A., Ferris, S. H., Helpern J. A., Age-Related Non-Gaussian Diffusion Patterns in the Prefrontal Brain. J. Magn Reson Imaging. 2008, 28(6):1345-50.
  14. Jensen J. H., Szulc K., Hu C., Ramani A., Lu H., Xuan L., Falangola M. F., Chandra R., Knopp E., Schenck J., Zimmerman E. A. and Helpern J. A., Magnetic Field Correlation as a Measure of Iron-Generated Magnetic Field Inhomogeneities in the Brain. Magn Reson Med., 2009, 61(2):481-5.
  15. Jensen J. H., Falangola M. F., Hu C., Tabesh A., Rapalino O., Lo C., Helpern J. A., Preliminary observations of increased diffusional kurtosis in human brain following recent cerebral infarction. NMR Biomed., 2011, June, 24(5):452-7. doi: 10.1002/nbm.1610.
  16. Helpern J. A., Adisetiyo V., Falangola M. F., Hu C., DiMartino A., Williams K., Castellanos F. X., Jensen, J. H., Preliminary Evidence of Altered Gray and White Matter Microstructural Development in the Frontal Lobe of Adolescents with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Diffusional Kurtosis Imaging Study. J. Magn Reson Imaging, 2011, Jan., 33(1):17-23. doi: 10.1002/jmri.22397. PubMed. PMID: 21182116.
  17. Yang A. W., Jensen J. H., Hu C. C., Tabesh A., Falangola M. F., Helpern J. A., Effect of cerebral spinal fluid suppression for diffusional kurtosis imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2012, Oct., 3. doi: 10.1002/jmri.23840. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23034866.

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