Bioimaging Sciences Seminar Series - Past

2013 Spring Semester

September 25, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Dopamine, insulin signaling and obesity: Is the fast food industry hijacking your brain?

Calum Avison (Institute of Imaging Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN)

September 26, Wednesday (10:00 am)

Mapping neural plasticity at sub-millimeter resolution in non-human primates: Tools and applications?

Calum Avison (Institute of Imaging Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN)

October 9, Tuesday (3:00 pm)

New PET radiopharmaceuticals for neurology and oncology

Neil Vasdev (MGH, Harvard University, Boston, MA)

October 23, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Quantitative chemical exchange sensitive MRI: opportunities at high fields

Tao Jin (Neuroimaging Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA)

November 13, Tuesday (4:15 pm) at N135 TAC (300 Cedar Street)

Endosomal dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease

Scott Small (Taub Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY)


2012 Fall Semester

September 25, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Dopamine, insulin signaling and obesity: Is the fast food industry hijacking your brain?

Calum Avison (Institute of Imaging Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN)

September 26, Wednesday (10:00 am)

Mapping neural plasticity at sub-millimeter resolution in non-human primates: Tools and applications?

Calum Avison (Institute of Imaging Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN)

October 9, Tuesday (3:00 pm)

New PET radiopharmaceuticals for neurology and oncology

Neil Vasdev (MGH, Harvard University, Boston, MA)

October 23, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Quantitative chemical exchange sensitive MRI: opportunities at high fields

Tao Jin (Neuroimaging Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA)

November 13, Tuesday (4:15 pm) at N135 TAC (300 Cedar Street)

Endosomal dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease

Scott Small (Taub Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY)


2012 Spring Semester

January 31, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Imaging brain microglia activated with multiple sclerosis: Understanding genetic variation underlying PET radioligand affinity

Paul Matthews, GlaxoSmithKline/Imperial College, London, UK

March 13, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Dendrimer-based smart contrast agents for targeted molecular imaging

Meser Ali, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI

April 10, Tuesday (2:00 pm)

Multiwave imaging

Mathias Fink, Institut Langevin, Paris, France

April 10, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Neuroimaging consciousness and anesthesia

Michael Alkire, Anesthesiology, UC Irvine, CA


2011 Fall Semester

September 27, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Multi-modality predictive imaging biomarkers for clinical decision making in breast cancer

Despina Kontos, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

October 11, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Neurovascular mechanisms of injury and repair after stroke

Eng Lo, MGH, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

October 25, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

PARACEST MRI contrast agents that are responsive to anions, metal ions and pH

Janet Morrow, University at Buffalo, Amherst, NY

November 29, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

The role of glucose, glutamine and serum lipids in fatty acid metabolism of cultured cancer cells

Anthony Mancuso, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


2011 Spring Semester

February 15, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Detecting brain reorganization with fMRI in response to peripheral nerve injury

Christopher Pawela, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

March 22, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Merging molecular imaging and behavioral neuroscience: Seeing animal models in a new light

Wynne Schiffer, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY

March 29, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Measurement of the singlet-state lifetime of nitrogen-15 and carbon-13 compounds and its application in metabolic imaging

Rahim Rizi, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

April 5, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Is the brain's resting state activity relevant? Neuroscientific and neuropsychiatric investigations

Georg Northoff, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

June 28, Tuesday (1:00 pm)

Non-invasive investigation of growth and maturation effects on skeletal muscle function: A functional and metabolic study in humans and small animals

Anne Tonson, Centre de Résonance Magnétique Biologique et Médicale, Marseille, France


2010 Fall Semester

September 7, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Psychiatric diseases: A core pathology of synapse regression

Maxwell Bennett, Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney

September 14, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Image segmentation of multiple objects with topology control

Jerry Prince, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

September 28, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Identifying PET tracer candidates using non-radioactive compounds and LC/MS: Discovery of novel kappa selective opioid receptor antagonists

Charlie Mitch, Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, IN

October 5, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Machine learning problems in medical imaging and crime analysis

Miles Wernick, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

October 19, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Why do astrocytes need metabolic energy and how do they get it?

Leif Hertz, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

October 26, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Metabolic mechanisms underlying abnormal resting state fMRI behavior in majrd depression

Martin Walter, Otto v. Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany

November 2, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Spatiotemporal evolution of the fMRI response to ultrashort stimuli

Afonso Silva, NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, MD

November 9, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Active mean fields: Evolving curves via an explicit probabilistic representation

Kilian Pohl, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

December 14, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Mechanisms of altered mGluR5 function in fragile X syndrome

Kimberly Huber, University of Texas, Southwestern, Dallas, TX


2010 Spring Semester

January 19, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Towards a unified theory of statistical registration

William M. Wells III, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

February 9, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Awake animal imaging: Identifying integrated neural circuits involved in aggression, sex, and fear

Craig Ferris, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

February 23, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

B1 mapping for clinical applications

Roman Fleysher, New York University, New York, NY

March 9, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Information geometry and square-root densities for shape analysis

Anand Rangarajan, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

April 13, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Imaging of neurovascular coupling: from mice to men

Bojana Stefanovic, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

April 20, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Thalamocortical circuits in visual perception

David Leopold, NIMH, NIH, Bethesda, MA

April 27, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Brain activation, metabolite trafficking, and astrocytes

Gerald Dienel, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AK

April 29, Thursday (4:15 pm)

The computer assisted interventions & medical robotics (CAIMR) research group at georgetown university medical center

Kevin Cleary, Georgetown University, Washington, DC



2009 Fall Semester

October 20, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Structural and functional mapping of the brain at ultra-high field MRI

Noam Harel, CMMR, University of Minnesota, Minniapolis, MN

October 27, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

PET tumor imaging using fluorine-18 labeled amino acids

Mark Goodman, PET Core, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

November 3, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Neuronal correlates of functional MRI signals

Amir Shmuel, McConnel Brain Imaging Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

November 10, Tuesday (4:15 pm)

Investigating neurovascular coupling with multi-modal optical imaging

David Boas, NMR Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

December 7, Monday (11:30 am)

Local alignment of biological networks using hidden Markov models

Xiaoning Qian, Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL



2009 Spring Semester

March 17

"Lanthanide chemistry in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine: Designing applications through ligand architecture"
Garry Kiefer, Macrocyclics, Dallas (invited by Fahmeed Hyder)

April 7, 4:15 pm

"The connected brain: Functional imaging and neural modeling of human brain function
Barry Horwitz, National Institutes of Health

April 14, 3:15 pm

"Pushing the limits of human fMRI at high magnetic fields"
Essa Yacoub, University of Minnesota

April 21, 4:15 pm

"Amyloid imaging in vivo: Progress and promise"
Chester Mathis, University of Pittsburgh

April 28 (4:15 pm)

"The use of grid computing and heterogeneous multi-core architectures for affordable image guided neurosurgery for many"
Nikos Chrisochoides, The College of William and Mary


2008 Fall Semester

Oct 14

Todd Ogden, Columbia University, New York (invited by Rich Carson)
"Simultaneous Fitting Across Subjects with Application to Metabolite Modeling"

Oct 21

Nobuhiko Hata, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston (invited by Xenios Papademetris)
"Role of Image Processing, Navigation and Robots in MRI-guided Intervention"

Oct 28

Arijitt Borthakur, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (invited by Erik Shapiro)
"T1-rho MRI in Diagnostic Imaging"

Nov 11

Michael Shapiro, University of Maryland, Baltimore (invited by Erik Shapiro)
"NMR spectroscopy: From structure to function"

Nov 18

Diana Martinez, Columbia University, New York (invited by Henry Huang)
"Dopamine and Addiction: Using PET to explore the neurobiology of substance abuse"

Nov 25

Jorge J. Riera, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan (invited by Fahmeed Hyder)
"In vivo concurrent observations of two-photon astrocytic Ca2+ imaging and multi-site extracellular potentials in the cerebral cortex"

Dec 2

Christos Davatzikos, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (invited by Hemant Tagare)
"Statistical atlases in medical image analysis: from group analysis to individual patient diagnosis"

Dec 9

Rahim Rizi, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (invited by Douglas Rothman)
"Application of hyperpolarized helium-3 and carbon-13 in pulmonary medicine"


2008 Spring

Jan 29 (Tuesday), 4:15 pm

Bharat Biswal, University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey
"Resting-state low-frequency connectivity: What’s in the noise?"

Feb 12 (Tuesday), 4:15 pm

Wei Chen, CMRR, University of Minnesota
"Progress and promise of in vivo 17O/31P MRS for brain research at high field"

Feb 26 (Tuesday), 4:15 pm

Yihong Yang, NIDA, NIH
"Resting-state functional MRI in human and animal studies"

Apr 1 (Tuesday), 3:15 pm (SPECIAL TIME)

Alan Koretsky, NINDS, NIH
"MRI of plasticity in the rodent brain"

Apr 11 (Friday), 2:00 pm (SPECIAL TIME)

Klaus Mueller, SUNY, Stony Brook
"Real-time 3D computed tomographic reconstruction using commodity graphics hardware"

Apr 29 (Tuesday), 4:15 pm

Anthony Hudetz, Medical College of Wisconsin
"Toward the neural correlates of anesthetic-induced unconsciousness"


2007 Fall

Oct 8 (Monday), 12:30 pm

Albert Gjedde, Aarhus University
Foundations of neuroimaging

Oct 16 (Tuesday), 4:15 pm

Edith Hamel, McGill University
Cortical neurons in the neurovascular coupling responses to afferent pathway stimulation

Oct 23(Tuesday), 4:15 pm

Paul Schornack, University of Pittsburgh
MRI contrast agent delivery to brain parenchyma (tentative)

Oct 29 (Monday), 12:30 pm

Joy Hirsch, Ph.D., fMRI Research Center Director, Professor of Psychology and Functional NeuroRadiology, Departments of Radiology and Psychology, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, Columbia University
Future Directions for Translational Neuroimaging

Oct 30 (Tuesday), 4:15 pm

John Sled, University of Toronto
Novel medical imaging methodologies (tentative)

Nov 1 (Thursday), 2:00 pm

Kamil Ugurbil, Max Planck Institute, Tübingen and CMRR, University of Minnesota)
Functional mapping in the human brain: Recent advances using ultrahigh magnetic fields

Nov 14 (Wednesday), 10:00 am

Kazuto Masamoto, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba
Dynamics of brain tissue oxygen demand and supply during neural activation

Nov 16 (Friday), 11:00 am

Gerald Rosen, University of Maryland
EPR imaging of oxygen in the brain

Dec 4 (Tuesday), 4:15 pm

Pengcheng Shi, Rochester Institute of Technology
Tracer Kinetics Guided Dynamic PET Reconstruction