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Sandra Camelo-Piragua

Professor of Pathology; Fellowship Director, Pathology, Medical School

MD, Universidad de Antioquia, School of Medicine, Medellin, Antioquia Colombia

Postdoctoral Training:
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratory of Transcriptional and Immune Regulation for
Neurodegenerative diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Center for Neurologic
Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Baystate Medical Center, Western Campus
of Tufts Medical School
Chief Resident, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Baystate Medical Center, Western
Campus of Tufts Medical School
Fellowship, Neuropathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Additional Education
Developmental Neuropathology, European Confederation of Neuropathological Societies, Amsterdam
Myology, Institut de Myologie, Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpétrière, Paris

I am a board-certified practicing neuropathologist. I am interested in the intersection of technology and biology. I am involved in digital pathology in our department and I am a member of the Digital Pathology Committee at the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Throughout my professional career, I have led or contributed to translational research projects aiming at characterizing progression of neuropathological diseases and the development of therapeutic strategies. I have studied neurodegenerative diseases and brain tumorigenesis using various experimental procedures, including immunohistochemistry, cell and molecular biology tools, vertebrate animal models, and histopathological analysis of human and animal specimens. My expertise as neuropathologist with a strong knowledge base in neuroanatomy and neuro histology has allowed me to collaborate in basic science projects in neuro oncology (Neoplasia, 2017; Translational Research, 2017; Cell Reports, 2018; Int J Mol Sci, 2018), and technology development projects, such as implementation of dye-free microscopy in vivo using simulating Raman scattering microcopy (Science Translational Medicine, 2013 and 2015; Nature Biomedical Engineer, 2017; Cancer Research, 2017 and 2018, Nature Med 2020), and the evaluation of histotripsy in vivo in animal models (J Neurosurg 2018, Neurosurgery 2020).


Rapid Intraoperative Molecular Diagnosis of Diffuse Gliomas Using Stimulated Raman Histology and Deep Neural Networks

Research Area(s)

Clinical research | Deep neural networks | Neuro-oncology | medical imaging | technology