As a Senior Scientist at Calyx, Alice Motovylyak leverages her extensive knowledge in CNS disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and spinal cord injury, as she designs and implements workflows for clinical trials involving imaging-based endpoints in these areas. To this end, she is involved in all study-related aspects including image acquisition, review design, development of independent reviewer charters, analysis application development, and independent reviewer training. Prior to joining Calyx, Alice was a post-doctoral researcher at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at the University of Wisconsin where she focused on imaging biomarkers of aging and understanding how aging and risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease influence brain structure using diffusion weighted imaging.

In his present role as Neurology Therapeutic Lead, Dr. Rohit Sood has contributed as a scientific lead on over 160 imaging clinical trials spanning the entire spectrum, from early to late phase, across multiple therapeutic areas including more than 40 in neurological indications. He has contributed to the science on several Neuro-oncology, Neurodegenerative, Neuropsychiatry and Rare disease clinical trials and has collaborated with our study sponsors to develop criteria for evaluating the eligibility, efficacy, and safety aspects of their studies. As a senior member of several scientific organizations and societies, Dr. Sood is actively engaged in furthering the science in the clinical trial space.

Farhan applies his extensive training and knowledge in bone loss mechanisms and imaging ‒ both in pre-clinical and clinical settings ‒ to leading and overseeing varied clinical trials involving the musculoskeletal system. He also serves as a subject matter expert in this area, contributing and facilitating protocol reviews as well as imaging-focused discussions with clients as well as consultation and networking with Key Opinion Leaders in the field.

Manuela is responsible for providing scientific advice on implementing medical imaging into clinical trials, conducting investigator, internal staff, and independent reviewer trainings, supporting the development of independent review charters, providing guidance to R&D and application development in the customization of image analysis software tools, and monitoring independent reviewer performance. Manuela has significant experience in leading and managing the imaging component of multiple neurology and oncology clinical trials, with expertise in applying neuro-oncology image assessment criteria such as RANO, iRANO, LANO, REiNS and volumetric analysis.

As the Head of Calyx Musculoskeletal Imaging, Dr. Warner applies her 25+ years of medical imaging research experience and the expertise she’s gleaned from supporting over 200 imaging trials to help pharmaceutical companies and CROs succeed. She holds certifications by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) as a Clinical Densitometrist and a DXA technologist as well as a Radiology Practicing Technologist License in the state of Utah. Dr Warner’s musculoskeletal research has included the use of many different modalities for the assessment of bone metabolism including bone histomorphometry, 3-point bending, radiography, ultrasound, DXA, QCT, and high-resolution CT imaging.

Having held senior medical roles at global biopharmaceutical companies and CROs and having worked as an investigator, Manish has a wealth of experience in understanding and executing clinical trials from each stakeholder’s perspective. Manish is a well-established medical and scientific SME for imaging in clinical trial design and execution and has been instrumental in the incorporation of innovative study designs including but not limited to biomarkers including imaging. Manish also has the additional responsibility of leading the Calyx Data Science team focusing on variability analysis, data-driven quality monitoring, and predictive analytics.

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