Phoebe Spetsieris, PhD, oversees scientific software development for the large and complex analytical demands of the Center for Neurosciences (CFN). She has extensive training and more than thirty years’ experience in biomedical data analysis. Among her many contributions, Dr. Spetsieris developed a versatile PC-based software package ScAnVP (Scan Analysis and Visualization Processor) that integrates several methodological approaches to multi-modal functional image data visualization and analysis. The package has gained wide usage in the CFN laboratory.
Dr. Spetsieris earned her PhD from City University of New York in 1980. She received specialized doctoral training in compartmental tracer analysis and nuclear imaging at CCNY and in biomedical physics at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. At the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City Dr. Spetsieris developed neuroimaging software for research applications of PET (positron-emission tomography) imaging. In 1990 she joined the Functional Brain Imaging Laboratory at North Shore University Hospital. With funding from the National Institutes of Health as well as from private foundations, she has contributed to numerous studies of normal and neurodegenerative brain function. She is the author or co-author of more than 50 scientific publications.