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Fellow Spotlight: Hreedi Dev ’17


Congrats to Hreedi Dev (TEAK’17, Spence’20, and Columbia University’24) for publishing her first scientific research paper for The Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. We’re so proud and look forward to seeing more of your work.

The Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Publishes Hreedi Dev ’20’s Research


From The Spence School: Currently @ Spence


As a part of her three-year Independent Science Research (ISR) at Spence, Hreedi Dev ’20, collaborated with Dr. Martin Prince at Weill Cornell Medicine to explore “Renal Blood Flow, Hemorrhagic Cysts, and Other MR Biomarkers for Predicting Renal Function Decline in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease.”
Now, a freshman at Columbia University, she shares the exciting news with her adviser Sara Beasley that: “The research that I was focusing on for over two years has been published into the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (JMRI) (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jmri.27360). This has been a goal that I wanted to achieve when I first got into ISR.”
Hreedi’s research focused on identifying bio-markers, or early symptoms of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD), to aid healthcare practitioners in diagnosing and predicting the progression of ADPKD. The biomarkers explored included renal blood flow, the presence and number of hemorrhagic renal cysts and other symptoms observed through MRI scans. The results of their work will help medical practitioners to assess the prognosis of ADPKD patients with greater accuracy.
She shares that her first research paper is “just the beginning of a long way, but I hope to continue to make contributions to the field of medical science,” Hreedi shared with her adviser. “I’m continuing to do some more interesting research, including one with COVID-19, with my Weill Cornell lab.”
Congratulations to Hreedi for publishing her first science research paper; we are so very proud of your passion for advancing medical research.