We are focused on the development of novel algorithms for processing magnetic resonance imaging data and the application of these algorithms to the study of the human brain.
The goal of our research is to identify changes in the brain as well as in gene expression and immune response and inflammation that will help us understand why and how some people respond to treatment for depression while others do not.
Our group uses structural magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and MR spectroscopy to investigate the neurological basis of schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric illnesses.
Current Research Project(s):
• UCLA Brain Research Study for Volunteers with treatment resistant depression to evaluate their response to the drug ketamine
• UCLA Research Study for Males 9 yrs or older with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Our lab investigates human brain functions in health and disease using non invasive techniques. We use Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to image brain structure and functions.