Evan Daniel Morris, PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

Diagnostic Radiology: Bioimaging Sciences: Positron Emission Tomography

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Office of Student Research

Program for Biomedical Ethics


Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience


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

PhD Case Western Reserve Univ (1991)
SB Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biology, Chemical Engineering (1983)
Postdoctoral fellowship Massachusetts General Hospital

Honors & Recognition

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

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Contact Info

Evan Daniel Morris, PhD
Office Location
Laboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics
15 York Street, Ste Suite 92 B

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Diagnostic RadiologyPO Box 208042
Tompkin's East 2

New Haven, CT 06520-8042

Biomedical Engineering Dept

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