Dr. Mangia is a Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Minnesota. She got her master degree in Physics (1999), the Ph.D. in Biophysics (2003) and the title of "Specialist in Medical Physics" (2005) at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy). Since 2004 she has been working at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR).
Functional studies of human brain metabolism under increased or decreased neuronal activity
Neurovascular coupling and neuro-glia interactions
Oxidative and non-oxidative brain metabolism; glucose and lactate metabolism
Novel MR contrasts based on rotating frame relaxation measurements, magnetization transfer and chemical exchange
Applications of novel MRI/MRS protocols for studies of neurological diseases as Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis Measurements of blood flow with arterial spin labeling methods, and their application to diseases as diabetes
Proton NMR Spectroscopy at high fields
Resting state fMRI, especially in relation to brain metabolism