Evan Daniel Morris PhD

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, of Biomedical Engineering and of Psychiatry; Co-director for Imaging, Yale PET Center

Biographical Info

Morris specializes in using kinetic modeling and image processing to extract physiological information from dynamic PET images. His current projects include:

  • Modeling and texture analysis to image Non-small cell lung cancer with tyrosine kinase inhibitor tracers
  • Novel kinetic modeling to image dyskinesias in Parkinson's
  • Continued Optimization of Dopamine Movies to study Addiction and Behavior
  • Applying principles in functional connectivity and machine learning to analyze dopamine movies
  • Imaging new targets in Depression, Alcoholism

Morris and his group continue to refine mathematical and statistical aspects of their techniques for making "dopamine movies" of the brain. With their dopamine movies, Morris and colleague Kelly Cosgrove and their team discovered sex differences in brains of smokers smoking cigarettes (J Neurosci Dec 10, 2014).

Education & Training

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1983)
Case Western Reserve Univ (1991)
Postdoctoral fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital, PET/Radiological Sciences (1992 - 1995)

Honors & Recognition

  • Graduate Mentor of the Year (Natural Sciences)
    Yale Graduate School (2013)

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