Patricia Segura,  MSc

Neuroimaging Researcher, Autism Center

Child Mind Institute

Patricia Segura, MSc is a neuroimaging researcher in the Autism Center at the Child Mind Institute. Patricia graduated with a BSc. in Biology from Universidad Autónoma Madrid (Madrid, Spain) and then went on to study complete her MSc. in Clinical and Experimental Neurosciences at Universität Regensburg (Regensburg, Germany). Her research interests pivot around the neural correlates of autistic traits and the overall atypical trajectories characteristic of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She pursued and developed this interest further while undertaking her MSc thesis with Dr. Clare Kelly at Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Dublin, Ireland. Her thesis work investigated the neural correlates of anxiety symptoms in children with ASD compared to neurotypicals using resting state fMRI and phenotypical data. Patricia is curious about the heterogeneity of ASD and is keen to undertake research that aims to stratify individuals with ASD based on clinical symptomatology and neuroimaging findings. While her research to date has been mostly bench- and computational work, she looks forward to gaining more experience by working with children with ASD. Patricia is a strong advocate for public involvement in research. She is excited to join the Autism Center team as a neuroimaging researcher under Prof. Adriana DiMartino to develop novel multimodal, transdiagnostic analyses to elucidate ASD-specific brain trajectories and their commonalities with other neurodevelopmental disorders.