For one Massachusetts General Hospital researcher, the crusade to help adolescents with anxiety and depression find hope is matched in significance only by a determination to help give women a rightful place at the bench in STEM research fields.

Anastasia Yendiki, PhD, is highlighted in a profile in InStyle Magazine’s January issue for her work with TRACULA, a brain-mapping tool that uses algorithms to decipher white-matter pathways in brain scans—and may hold the key to enhanced diagnosis and treatment for teens with mental health conditions. Also honored by Fast Company’s “Most Creative People” list, Dr. Yendiki credits her persistence and progress in unlocking the brain’s secrets to her own successful battle with depression. Additionally, she finds inspiration in the work done by pioneering women before her to help her move through a traditionally male-dominated field.

Dr. Yendiki’s InStyle feature is part of an ongoing series showcasing powerful women making advances in STEM and other fields, and serves as a perfect example of how science transcends medical journals—making medical innovations and research more accessible to a broader audience.

Read more on Dr. Yendiki in her InStyle profile here.

Image by Caroline Magnain, Massachusetts General Hospital, via InStyle Magazine

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