Laura graduated from Smith College with a double major in Neuroscience and Art, and obtained her Master’s degree in Bioimaging from Boston University School of Medicine. As lab manager, Laura is involved in a number of ongoing brain mapping projects involving patients with brain lesions and/or epilepsy. She is especially interested in fMRI for pre-surgical planning, and closely involved with clinical acquisition and analysis of fMRI at BWH.
Rigolo L, Essayed WI, Tie Y, Norton I, Mukundan S Jr, Golby A. Intraoperative Use of Functional MRI for Surgical Decision Making after Limited or Infeasible Electrocortical Stimulation Mapping. J Neuroimaging 2020 Mar;30(2):184-91.
Gong S, Zhang F, Norton I, Essayed WI, Unadkat P, Rigolo L, Pasternak O, Rathi Y, Hou L, Golby AJ, O’Donnell LJ. Free Water Modeling of Peritumoral Edema using Multi-fiber Tractography: Application to Tracking the Arcuate Fasciculus for Neurosurgical Planning. PLoS One. 2018 May 10;13(5):e0197056.
Albi A, Meola A, Zhang F, Kahali P, Rigolo L, Tax CMW, Ciris PA, Essayed WI, Unadkat P, Norton I, Rathi Y, Olubiyi O, Golby AJ, O’Donnell LJ. Image Registration to Compensate for EPI Distortion in Patients with Brain Tumors: An Evaluation of Tract-Specific Effects.J Neuroimaging. 2018 Mar;28(2):173-182.
Liao R, Ning L, Chen Z, Rigolo L, Gong S, Pasternak O, Golby AJ, Rathi Y, O’Donnell LJ. Performance of unscented Kalman filter tractography in edema: Analysis of the two-tensor model. Neuroimage Clin. 2017 Jun 26;15:819-831.
O’Donnell LJ, Suter Y, Rigolo L, Kahali P, Zhang F, Norton I, Albi A, Olubiyi O, Meola A, Essayed WI, Unadkat P, Ciris PA, Wells WM 3rd, Rathi Y, Westin CF, Golby AJ. Automated White Matter Fiber Tract Identification in Patients with Brain Tumors. Neuroimage Clin. 2017 Mar;13:138-53.
Chen Z, Tie Y, Olubiyi O, Zhang F, Mehrtash A, Rigolo L, Kahali P, Norton I, Pasternak O, Rathi Y, Golby AJ, O’Donnell LJ. Corticospinal tract modeling for neurosurgical planning by tracking through regions of peritumoral edema and crossing fibers using two-tensor unscented Kalman filter tractography. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2016 Aug;11(8):1475-86.
Fischer DB, Perez DL, Prasad S, Rigolo L, O’Donnell L, Acar D, Meadows ME, Baslet G, Boes AD, Golby AJ, Dworetzky BA. Right inferior longitudinal fasciculus lesions disrupt visual-emotional integration. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2016 Jun;11(6):945-51.
Incekara F, Olubiyi O, Ozdemir A, Lee T, Rigolo L, Golby A. The Value of Pre- and Intraoperative Adjuncts on the Extent of Resection of Hemispheric Low-Grade Gliomas: A Retrospective Analysis. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg. 2016 Mar;77(2):79-87.
Tie Y., Rigolo L., Ozdemir Ovalioglu A., Olubiyi O., Doolin K.L., Mukundan S., Golby A.J. A New Paradigm for Individual Subject Language Mapping: Movie-Watching fMRI. J Neuroimaging. 2015 Sep;25(5):710-20.
Rigolo L, Stern E, Deaver P, Golby AJ, Mukundan S Jr. Development of a clinical functional magnetic resonance imaging service. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2011 Apr;22(2):307-14.