Position title: Assistant Professor


Phone: (608) 265-4792

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Ph.D. in Biophysics and Computational Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

M.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Research Description:

Our laboratory is a systems neuroscience laboratory that is currently aligned three major thematic and interrelated areas of interest: (1) examining the impact of genes, the environment, and gene-environment interactions on quantitative brain microstructure in neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric illness; (2) biological validation and clinical translation of methodological innovations in diffusion weighted MRI for accurate diagnosis and tracking therapeutic outcomes in patient care, clinical trials, and patient-oriented research; and (3) development of MR and PET neuroimaging methods for the sensitive detection and characterization of microglial-driven neuroinflammation and synaptic loss in neurologic and psychiatric illness.

Key Words:

Systems neuroscience, MRI, PET, microscopy

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