Yale Magnetic Resonance Research Center

The Yale Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC) was founded in 1986 as a result of the recognition that NMR applications, as pioneered by Yale scientists, have enormous potential in biomedical research. The MRRC is now an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary research laboratory that provides state-of-the-art MR equipment, infrastructure, and expertise for the development and application of MRI and MRS methodology in biomedical research. Research is focused on the study of intact biological systems by developing methods for obtaining structural, functional, physiological and biochemical information by MRI, MRS and other techniques. Applications include fMRI for neurosurgery and neuroscience; brain, muscle, and liver energy metabolism; diabetes; adult and juvenile epilepsy; and psychiatric disorders.

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YINS PhD candidate Mehraveh Salehi received the Young Scientist Award from the 20th International Conference on MICCAI 2017.

Mehraveh Salehi
YINS PhD candidate Mehraveh Salehi received the Young Scientist Award from the 20th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention 2017 (MICCAI) on September 13th for her paper, "A Submodular Approach to Create Individualized Parcellations of the Human Brain” to be published in book form in the MICCAI proceedings. Mehraveh is an Electrical Engineering PhD candidate and will complete her PhD program on 2019. The paper was co-written by Amin Karbasi, Dustin Scheinost from Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC) and Todd Constable from MRRC.

Imaging study shows brain activity may be as unique as fingerprints

Brain FingerPrint
A person’s brain activity appears to be as unique as his or her fingerprints, a new Yale-led imaging study shows. These brain “connectivity profiles” alone allow researchers to identify individuals from the fMRI images of brain activity of more than 100 people, according to the study published Oct. 12 in the journal Nature Neuroscience.  Read more here.

Yale Professors awarded White House BRAIN initiative grant

Two Yale School of Medicine professors have received a federal grant supported by President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative R. Todd Constable, professor of diagnostic radiology, and Michael C. Crair, professor of neurobiology, will use the nearly $5 million National Institutes of Health award over three years to develop experimental and analytic methods for examining neuronal activity across scales, from the single cell to the whole brain. Read Full Story

The MRRC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michelle Hampson as the Director of Real-Time fMRI.

Hampson, Michelle
Dr. Hampson has an extensive background in fMRI, connectivity, and behavioral studies and together with Dr. Scheinost and Dr. Papademetris in the MRRC has put together an outstanding fMRI neurofeedback research program that combines clinical research with basic neuroscience.