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Evan Morris, PhD

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



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

    Using multimodal PET to understand the opioid system in alcoholism.

    Creating new parametric images to speed drug discovery

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

  • Postdoctoral fellowship
    Massachusetts General Hospital (1995)
  • PhD
    Case Western Reserve Univ (1991)
  • SB
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biology, Chemical Engineering (1983)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fulbright Senior Scholar to Israel for Teaching and ResearchCouncil for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), US State Department2015
Graduate Mentor of the Year (Natural Sciences)Yale Graduate School2013

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