Functional MRI Speaker Series
Each year our laboratory provides opportunities for our users and researchers to learn about advances in fields related to Functional MRI.
Please see below the confirmed list of the speakers for this academic year. Additional detail about each talk and speaker will be provided as the date approaches.
Date, Time, and Location
All Speaker Series are held during the academic year on the second or third Tuesday of each month, from 3:30 - 5:00, at the Colloquium Room, located at East Hall, 4th floor, room 4448.
No RSVP is required. To be added to the Speaker Series email group and receive notifications about the speaker series talks, please contact the Administrator.
Academic Year 2012-2013 Speaker Series
Click here to see the abstract for Dr. Russell Poldrack's talk.
Tuesday, March 19th, 3:30 – 5:00
Russell Poldrack, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology & Neurobiology, University of Texas- Austin
Specialization: Dr. Poldrack's research uses functional neuroimaging to understand the neural bases of adaptive behavior, working at the intersection of learning and memory, decision making, and executive function. He is also interested in new methods for neuroimaging analysis as well as foundational questions about what kinds of questions neuroimaging can answer.
Completed Talks - Academic Year 2012-2013 Speaker Series
Tuesday, October 23rd, 3:30 – 5:00
Scott Holland, Ph.D., Director, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation;
Director, Communication Sciences Research Center, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation; Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Otolaryngology, Physics, Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati
Specialization: Dr. Holland's research currently focuses on advanced neuroimaging applications of MRI in pediatrics. His major focus is on functional MRI of language, hearing and neuroplasticity following brain injury.
Tuesday, November 6th, 3:30 – 5:00
James Voyvodic, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Brain Imaging and Analysis Center; Duke University
Specialization: Dr. Voyvodic studies the neurobiological mechanisms involved in extracting 3-dimensional information from visual input and clinical applications of fMRI in the treatment of brain tumors and epilepsy. His clinical research focuses on improving reproducibility and transforming fMRI into a reliable quantitative imaging method.
Tuesday, December 11th, 3:30 – 5:00
Lawrence Wald, Ph.D., Director, NMR Core, A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging; Associate Biophysicist, Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard University
Specialization: Dr. Wald studies technique development for high field imaging of the Brain. Development of 7 Tesla scanner and coils for imaging human brain function, highly parallel phased array coil development for 3T and 7T, Parallel transmit methods for B1+ mitigation in the head at 7T, and highly accelerated echo volume imaging.
Tuesday, January 22nd, 3:30 – 5:00
Randy McIntosh, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology; University of Toronto and Director, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre
Specialization: Dr. McIntosh's research program is geared to the development of a unified theory of brain operation that emphasizes the integrative capacity of the brain.
Tuesday, February 19th, 3:30 – 5:00
Noa Ofen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Institute of Gerontology, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, and Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine; Wayne State University
Specialization: Dr. Ofen's long-range research goal is to understand how learning and memory work in the human brain. This includes memory for experiences, facts, and skills. In particular, she aims to understand how memory mechanisms develop from childhood through adulthood using behavioral methods and multiple brain imaging methods, including fMRI & structural imaging.