Spencer Waddle, BS

Spencer Waddle completed his bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Delaware in 2016 before coming to Vanderbilt as a graduate student in the Chemical and Physical Biology Program. In his research, Spencer processes functional imaging data with supervised learning techniques to better understand abnormal physiology in cerebrovascular disease. Additionally, Spencer works to develop pulse sequences for measurement of abnormal physiology in cerebrovascular disease. His work primarily focuses on Moyamoya disease, in which non-atherosclerotic arterial thickening leads to increased stroke risk. Spencer also runs MRI scans to collect functional and structural data on Moyamoya, sickle cell anemia, and healthy controls.