29 ОКТЯБРЯ 2019. 16.45
OCTOBER 29th, 2019. 4.45 p.m.
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

СКОЛКОВСКИЙ ИНСТИТУТ НАУКИ И ТЕХНОЛОГИЙ, ROOM E-B4-3007


Seminar by Dr. Ryan Cabeen

Mapping brain structure and connectivity with diffusion MRI

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Neuroscience research is rapidly expanding the scale and scope of MR imaging data collection, making it common to conduct studies involving thousands of participants. Diffusion MRI is a critical component in such efforts, as it provides a wide array of imaging metrics that reflect tissue microstructure and brain connectivity.

However, the robustness and scalability of computational methods for diffusion MRI are limiting factors in making neurobiological inferences in such large-cohort imaging studies.

In this talk, I will discuss some of our work to address these issues using the Quantitative ImagingToolkit, a robust software platform developed for MR image analysis, modeling and visualization.

I will share some of our recent methodological advances in microstructure imaging, which improve how we apply and interpret biophysically-based multi-compartment models.

I will also share our work on fiber bundle modeling for examining and quantitatively characterizing specific pathways of the brain.

Finally, I'll discuss some of the ongoing applications of these tools and how they can be applied in your own studies.
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About Speaker
Ryan Cabeen
Postdoctoral scholar in Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, University of Southern California, USA.
He is an interdisciplinary researcher working at the interface between neuroscience and computer science.


H
e recieved
a PhD degree in Computer Science from Brown University and Bachelors of Science from the California Institute of Technology.

His research focuses on creating computational tools for quantitative analysis and visualization of the brain using magnetic resonance imaging.

He works with a variety of clinical researchers and basic neuroscientists at USC to apply these approaches in their studies, including projects related to neurodevelopment, neurodegeneration, hearing loss, obesity, epilepsy, and stroke.
He also contributes to career development programming for students and postdocs on campus, by leading neuroimaging workshops with masters students and organizing a postdoc career seminar series.
Outside campus, he also contributes to the research community through participation in workshops and grand challenges and by disseminating research tools.

His work on diffusion MRI tractography was the overall winner of the VoTEM challenge at the ISBI 2018 conference, and it has been recently featured on the NIH Director's Blog
16:45 - 18:15
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29th of OCTOBER, 16.45 | SKOLTECH. BIG CAMPUS. E-B4-3007
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