ABOUT THE RESEARCHER

OVERVIEW

  • Developing web-based neuro-computational workflows for common radiological settings
  • Curvature/shape analysis on brain surfaces
  • Information processing/optimization in brain connectivity

BACKGROUND

I am currently faculty Staff Scientist at the Children's Hospital Boston, where I am the Technical Director of the Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Development Science Center (FNNDSC). The Center aims to play both a research and clinical role in the Boston’s Children's Hospital, and in my capacity at the Center I am engaged in both translational as well as applied research. The goal of the translational research component is to rapidly prototype and deploy complex research-based software within a clinical setting. To this end I head up a small team developing simple interfaces to creating, managing, and using a wide array of research software, as well as optimizing design and execution of the same. My applied research explores and models the basic processes underpinning human brain development, especially the shape of cortical surfaces and the role this can play in development and disease. Related interests are white matter tractography, specifically the propagation and flow of information through brain networks, as well as investigating relationships between cortical surface markers and internal fiber organization.