Probing white-matter anatomy and microstructure with diffusion MRI

Venue: Visitor Centre/Erika-Weinzierl lecture room

This symposium will highlight current topics in diffusion MRI (dMRI), with a focus on applications. Recent advances in dMRI acquisition and analysis methods are now enabling studies that go beyond the traditional diffusion tensor imaging approaches. The talks in this symposium will touch on using tractography in dMRI group studies; performing statistics across multiple tracts; combined analyses of dMRI and functional MRI data; going beyond the conventional anisotropy and diffusivity measures to more advanced microstructural properties of white matter; and validation of dMRI tractography with anatomical studies.

Speakers:
Anastasia Yendiki
Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital Acquisition and analysis for diffusion MRI studies in the connectome era

Yunglin Gazes
Department of Neurology, Columbia University
Applications of tractography in cognitive aging

Lilianne Mujica-Parodi
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University
From scaredy cats to navy SEALs: A control systems approach to prefrontal-limbic regulation

Gary Zhang
Department of Computer Science, University College London
Going beyond DTI: Towards direct quantification of brain tissue microstructure

Suzanne Haber
Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, University of Rochester Medical Center Rules ventral prefrontal cortical axons use to reach their targets: chemical tracing vs. diffusion MRI