Meena M. Makary, MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Biography

Dr. Meena M. Makary is an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Cairo University. Currently, he holds a joint appointment as a Postdoctoral Associate at the John B. Pierce Laboratory and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. He investigates the interrelation between chronic pain and obesity using structural and functional brain imaging.  During his PhD, he used real-time fMRI neurofeedback to investigate the brain plasticity after self-regulation of motor brain areas during motor imagery tasks. Dr. Makary is an executive committee member for the OHBM student and postdoc special interest group. Dr. Makary has honored with the 2017 Best Ph.D. Thesis Award in Engineering among Kyung Hee University graduates. He also received several merit conference paper awards including the Best Oral Presentation Award, ICCMR’15; Merit Abstract Travel Stipend Award, OHBM’17; and Geographic Finalist, IEEE EMBC’17.

Education & Training

PhD Kyung Hee University, Biomedical Engineering Department/Neuroscience (2017)
MSc Cairo University , Biomedical Engineering Department (2013)
BSc (Hon) Cairo University , Biomedical Engineering Department (2011)

Honors & Recognition

  • Best Ph.D. Thesis AwardKyung Hee University (2017)

  • Geographic Finalist for Student Paper CompetitionIEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC'17) (2017)

  • Merit Abstract AwardOrganization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM'17) (2017)

  • Best Oral Presentation AwardInternational Congress on Complementary Medicine Research (ICCMR'15) (2015)

Activities

  • IEEE EMBS Neural Engineering Summer School Shanghai, China (2017 - 2017)

  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference Jeju-si, South Korea (2017 - 2017)

  • Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting Vancouver, Canada (2017 - 2017)

  • Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting Geneva, Switzerland (2016 - 2016)

  • Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting Honolulu, United States (2015 - 2015)

  • International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research Jeju-si, South Korea (2015 - 2015)

  • IEEE Cairo International Biomedical Engineering Conference Giza, Egypt (2014 - 2014)

  • IEEE EMBS Biomedical Imaging Summer School Brittany, France (2014 - 2014)

  • Machine Learning Summer School Reykjavík, Iceland (2014 - 2014)

  • Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering Doha, Qatar (2014 - 2014)

  • International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Amazigh Rabat, Morocco (2012 - 2012)

  • Summer Training in Photonics Emden, Germany (2010 - 2010)

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Contact Info

Meena M. Makary, MSc, PhD
Office Locations
The John B. Pierce LaboratoryPierce Laboratories
290 Congress Avenue, Fl 3rd

New Haven, CT 06519
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Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine300 George Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
290 Congress Ave
New Haven, CT 06519

Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

The John B. Pierce Laboratory

Contrast map between motor execution (ME) and motor imagery (MI) (ME–MI).

Contrast map between motor execution (ME) and motor imagery (MI) (ME–MI) within the Primary Motor Cortex.

Functional Topography of the Primary Motor Cortex during Motor Execution and Motor Imagery.

Functional Topography of the Primary Motor Cortex during Motor Execution and Motor Imagery.

Real-time fMRI Setup.

Real-time fMRI Setup.