Dr. Mewes is an Instructor in Radiology at the Computational Radiology Laboratory, Children's Hospital and at the Surgical Planning Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA.
Her major focus is the investigation of brain development in preterm infants by conventional and DT-MRI. Preterm infants, scanned after early birth provide the opportunity to investigate brain development in the living subject. The development of high-resolution MRI sequences and novel post-processing algorithms is fundamental for an insight look into a period of brain development formerly only accessible through pathology. Dr. Mewes collaborates with the CSAIL at the MIT in an effort to develop image analysis algorithms, which are specifically adapted to neonate brains. She also collaborates with other clinical investigators in a joint effort to gather and improve MRI acquisitions of preterm infants. Collaborators include Heidelise Als at the Department of Psychatry, Children's Hospital, Boston, Petra Huppi at the Hopital des Infants, Geneva, Switzerland and Terry Inder at the Department of Pediatrics, Washington University, St. Louis. Dr. Mewes is also interested in the characterization of brain changes in Multiple Sclerosis Patients and preoperative surgical planning for the treatment of Epilepsy in Children.
Dr. Mewes grew up in Germany and received her M.D. degree in 2002 from the from the Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany. She also received a M.Mus. degree from the University of Music, Cologne, Germany in 1995.