Boston University, Psychological and Brain Sciences
Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:30-4:30PM in BOUS A106
Stern is an expert in human brain imaging and was a member of the research team that pioneered the development of functional magnetic resonance imaging, including early work focusing on the human hippocampus. Her lab’s primary goal is to study how the normal brain encodes, stores, and subsequently recognizes visual, spatial, and verbal information. In addition to studies of normal memory processes, including long-term and short-term memory processes, Stern and her team are studying basic science questions that include understanding spatial navigation, rule-learning, and interactions between memory and attention. Her translational work focuses on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Thanks to a $1.6 million National Science Foundation instrumentation grant that Stern secured in 2016, her center showcases a Siemens 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner—a fundamental tool for studying the human brain. (Biography courtesy of www.bu.edu)
Vistors from UCHC are encourage to use the UCHC-Storrs shuttle service. Talks can also be joined remotely. Please contact us if you are interested in meeting with the speaker.
You are invited to attend a Freesurfer workshop at Haskins in December — please see the flyer for details.
No experience is required. Please bring a laptop for the 2nd session.Please contact Andy Jahns with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
BIRC is pleased to present a series of informal BOLD Brownbag talks, held on Wednesdays from 9-10 AM in Bous 162. If you are not currently on the MRI distribution list, but would like to hear updates about these talks, please join the list serve. This venue is an informal one, geared toward discussion of work in progress (especially methodological/analytical) rather than formal polished presentations of finished products (though we’ll have some of those as well!).
You can find the current schedule here.
The Early Start program provides up to 24 hours of scanning time following the submission of an external grant, thus allowing PIs to begin their research while their proposals are under review and, if their proposals are not funded, providing them with pilot data to strengthen resubmissions. An Early Start award will end when the PI receives notice-of-award of the external grant or one year after approval of the Early Start proposal, whichever comes first. Applications will be accepted at any time. For more information on the Early Start program, please contact Inge-Marie.Eigsti@uconn.edu.
The next deadline for Seed Grant proposals is August 28, 2017.
The Seed Grant Program is intended for both experienced MRI users seeking pilot data and researchers with little or no MRI experience seeking to establish a track record of MRI research.
More information about Seed Grants is available on the Seed Grants page.
After serving as Director since BIRC’s inception, Jay Rueckl will taking a well-earned sabbatical leave. Inge-Marie Eigsti will step in as Acting Director of BIRC. Dr. Eigsti’s imaging research centers on neural circuitry underlying the processing of language and special interests in autism spectrum disorder (see a recent article here).
The BIRC pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Roeland Hancock as Associate Director of the Brain Imaging Research Center. Roeland received a PhD in Psychology from the University of Arizona. Since 2013, he has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco working with Fumiko Hoeft, an innovative leader in MRI research. Roeland has expertise in functional, structural and spectroscopic magnetic resonance imaging, as well software development, project management, and magneto/electroencephalography.
Roeland’s research interests concern the neurobiological factors underlying individual variability in language processing and the application of new mathematical and computational techniques to understanding these processes. His most recent work has focused on the effects of neurochemistry on the neural dynamics of speech and auditory processing.
Roeland’s appointment will begin on June 23.
Follow this link to read about recent MRI research by UConn scientists investigating the effects of intervention for autism: