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The Molecular and Functional Brain Imaging Seminar Series

The purpose of this seminar series is to bring together researchers throughout the Johns Hopkins University and the Baltimore-Washington region interested in the growing fields of molecular and functional neuroimaging. The seminars will include the spectrum from radiochemistry, physics and instrumentation to clinical applications, drug development and biomarkers.

Organized by Drs. Rahmim and Wong; jointly sponsored by the Section of High Resolution Brain PET (Nuc Med / Radiology) and Brain Sciences Imaging (BSI) Core.

List of talks

Lecture 51: “Window on the ‘Other’ Brain – Imaging the Brain’s Blood Vessels”
Date: November 18th, 2015
Arvind P. Pathak, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Radiology and Oncology, JHU

Lecture 50: “Regulation of Nicotinic Cholinergic Receptors in Brain: The Road to Understanding and Interrupting Nicotine Addiction”
Date: October 21st, 2015
Ken Kellar, PhD
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, Georgetown University School of Medicine

Lecture 49: “Musical Structure is Tracked by Different Brain Regions in Different Psychological Contexts”
Date: March 25th, 2015
Frederick Barrett, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow, Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, JHU

Lecture 48: “Multi-modality Texture/Shape-based Image Analysis Methods in the Study of Neurodegeneration”
December 17th, 2014
Vesna Sossi, PhD
Professor, University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Physics & Astronomy; Director, UBC PET Center

Lecture 47: PET/Optical Imaging with Cerenkov Light”
November 19th, 2014
Daniel Thorek, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, JHU

Lecture 46: “The Janus-face of Quantitative Analysis in Simultaneous PET/MRI: Attenuation Correction and Pharmacokinetic Modeling”
June 13th, 2014
Kuangyu Shi, PhD
Scientific Researcher, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Technische Universität München (TUM)

Lecture 45: “Neuroimaging Predictors of Cognitive Impairment and Resilience: Updated Findings from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA)”
April 16th, 2014
Susan Resnick, PhD
Senior Investigator, National Institute on Aging – Intramural Research Program (NIA-IRP), NIH

Lecture 44: Imaging Brain Microstructure with Oscillating Gradient Diffusion MRI
March 20th, 2014
Jiangyang Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of MR Research, Department of Radiology, JHU

Lecture 43: “Quantitative Optical Property Tomography for Intra-operative Guidance of Glioma Surgery”
February 26th, 2014
Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD
Professor of Neurosurgical Oncology, Neuroscience, and Cellular & Molecular Medicine; Director, Brain Tumor Surgery Program, JHU

Lecture 42: “The Potential of CEST MRI in Non-Invasive Detection of Bacterial Brain Abscesses: the Preclinical Results in Rats”
January 15th, 2014
Guanshu Liu, PhD
Associate Professor, F. M. Kirby Research Center fo Functional Brain Imaging, Kennedy Krieger Institute; Division of MR Research, Department of Radiology, JHU

Lecture 41: “Functional Connectivity of the Brain Assessed by Resting State fMRI: Potential and Challenges for Clinical Use”
December 18th, 2013
Haris I. Sair, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology, JHU

Lecture 40: “Update on Biomarkers for Parkinson’s Disease”
November 20th, 2013
Zoltan Mari, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology; Interim Director, Movement Disorder Center
Director, National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, JHU

Lecture 39: “Computational Anatomy and High Throughput Neuroinformatics Brain Clouds at 1mm scale”
October 16th, 2013
Michael I. Miller, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering; Director of Center for Imaging Science, JHU

Lecture 38: “The Headache over Post-Neurosurgical Pain”
September 18th, 2013
Athir Morad, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine & Neurology, JHU

Lecture 37: “β-amyloid and tau imaging in Alzheimer’s disease”
July 24th, 2013
Victor Villemagne, MD
Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine, University of Melbourne Senior Research Fellow; Department of Nuc Med and Centre for PET, Austin Health

Lecture 36: “Cerebellar Shape as an MR Biomarker in Degenerative Ataxia”
June 27th, 2013
Sarah H. Ying, MD
Assistant Professor Departments of Radiology, Neurology, and Ophthalmology, JHU

Lecture 35: “Development of Biosensors for Molecular and Cellular Magnetic Resonance Neuroimaging”
May 15, 2013
Assaf Gilad, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of MR Research and the Institute for Cell Engineering, Department of Radiology, JHU

Lecture 34: “Molecular MR Imaging of Brain Tumors and Parkinson’s Disease Using Endogenous Cellular Proteins”
April 17, 2013
Jinyuan Zhou, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of MR Research, Department of Radiology; F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging, Kennedy Krieger Institute, JHU

Lecture 33: “PET-based imaging of neuroinflammation in human neurocognitive disease states”
March 20, 2013
Jennifer M. Coughlin, MD.
Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, JHU

Lecture 32: “Epidemiologic Evidence for a Vascular Contribution to Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia”
February 13, 2013
Rebecca Gottesman, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology; Director of Research, Johns Hopkins Bayview Neurology, JHU

Lecture 31: “Recent Developments in MR Spectroscopy of the Human Brain: Clinical and Neuroscience Applications at High Magnetic Field Strengths”
January 24, 2013
Peter B. Barker, D.Phil.
Professor of Radiology and Oncology, JHU School of Medicine Research Scientist, Kennedy Krieger Institute, JHU

Lecture 30: Title: “Can transcranial direct current stimulation enhance cognitive function in schizophrenia?”
November 21, 2012
David J. Schretlen, Ph.D
Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, JHU

Lecture 29: “Radiotracers for PET Imaging of the Endocannabinoid System”
October 17, 2012
Andrew Horti, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Radiology Division of Nuclear Medicine, JHU

Lecture 28: “Diagnostic Imaging in Movement Disorders”
May 9, 2012
Zsolt Szabo, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology Division of Nuclear Medicine, JHU

Lecture 27: “Breakdown and Recovery of Language Networks: Evidence from Functional and Dysfunctional Imaging”
April 19, 2012
Argye E. Hillis, MD, MA
Professor of Neurology Director, Neurology Residency Program Director, Cerebrovascular Division, JHU

Lecture 26: “The three myths of dopamine and pathological gambling”
January 18, 2012
Jakob Linnet, PhD
Associate Professor Head, Research Clinic on Gambling Disorders Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

Lecture 25: “MR spectroscopic imaging and PET in recurrent brain tumors versus radiation necrosis”
December 14, 2011
Mona Mohamed, MD, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Radiology, JHU

Lecture 24: “Please Lie Still: Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Functional Networks in the Resting Brain”
November 11, 2011
James Pekar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, JHU Manager & Research Coordinator, F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging, Kennedy Krieger Institute, JHU

Lecture 23: “Image Analysis Methods in The Java Image Science Toolkit”
October 19, 2011
Jerry Prince, PhD
William B. Kouwenhoven Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, JHU

Lecture 22: “PET Radioligands for Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors, a tough nut to crack”
September 21, 2011
Bill Mathews, Ph.D
Research Associate JHU Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine, JHU

Lecture 21: “Advanced Medical Imaging Using Free Software”
July 20, 2011
Andrew Crabb, M.Sc
Research Associate JHU Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine, JHU

Lecture 20: “Quantitative Analysis of Longitudinal Molecular Images to Monitor Lung Infection”
June 15, 2011
Camille Vidal, PhD
Commissioner’s Fellow, US Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiological Health

Lecture 19: “Recent Advancements in Intraoperative Imaging in Neurosurgery”
April 20, 2011
Alessandro Olivi, MD
Professor and Vice Chairman of Neurosurgery, JHU School of Medicine; Chairman of Neurosurgery, JH Bayview Medical Center; Director of Neurosurgical Oncology, JHH

Lecture 18: “Mapping of Neuroreceptors in the Living Brain by PET: A quarter century of progress and future promise”
March 16, 2011
Dean F. Wong, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Environ. Health Sciences, JHU

Lecture 17: “Reward, Impulsivity, and Control of Movements”
February 16, 2011
Reza Shadmehr, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience, JHU

Lecture 16: “PET-based normal receptor/transporter maps – New toys for neuroscientists?”
January 19, 2011
Hiroto Kuwabara, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology Division of Nuclear Medicine

Lecture 15: “Optical Functional Brain Imaging”
December 15, 2010
Nitish Thakor, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Director, Neuroengineering Training Program, JHU

Lecture 14: “Update on progress with F-18 AV-45 (Florbetapir F18): an amyloid PET ligand for evaluation of dementia populations with community outreach”
September 15, 2010
Michael Pontecorvo, Ph.D.
Vice-President, Clinical Development Avid Radiopharmaceuticals

Lecture 13: “Past, Present and Future: Positron emission tomography-guided volumetric resections of high-grade gliomas”
April 21, 2010
Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Oncology Director, Brain Tumor Surgery Program Department of Neurosurgery, JHU

Lecture 12: “Deriving Registration Algorithms from Training Data and Probabilistic Models”
March 17, 2010
Bruno Jedynak, Ph.D
Associate Research Professor Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, JHU

Lecture 11: “PET radioligands for imaging of cannabinoid receptor subtypes 1 and 2 (CB1 and CB2)”
January 20, 2010
Andrew G. Horti, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Radiology Division of Nuclear Medicine, JHU

Lecture 10: “Molecular Imaging of the Depression Dementia Continuum”
December 16, 2009
Gwenn S. Smith, Ph.D
Professor & Director of Neuroimaging, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, JHU

Lecture 9: “Transplantation of Cells for Neurorepair and Neuroprotection: A Cell- Specific Imaging Perspective”
November 18, 2009
Jeff W.M. Bulte, Ph.D
Professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Director, Cellular Imaging Section, Institute for Cell Engineering, JHU

Lecture 8: “MRI/CT Atlases of Developing Mouse Brains and Application Studies”
September 16, 2009
Susumu Mori, PhD
Professor of Radiology, JHU

Lecture 7: “PET imaging of dopamine systems in psychiatric disorders”
August 19, 2009
Gerhard Grunder, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Lecture 6: “Dopaminergic Transmission: Personality, Gender and Gambling”
June 19, 2009
Albert Gjedde, MD, DSc, FAAAS, FRSC, FACNP
Chairman, Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Professor of Neurobiology and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Lecture 5: “Mapping of Neuroreceptors in Living Brain by PET : A quarter century of progress and future promise”
May 26, 2009
Dean F. Wong, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Environmental Health Sciences, JHU

Lecture 4: “Robust automated segmentation methods for structural MRI of the human brain”
April 8, 2009
Pierre-Louis Bazin, PhD
Research Associate, Radiology, JHU

Lecture 3: “Mu and Delta Opiate Receptor PET BRAIN imaging in Alcohol Dependent and Healthy Subjects”
March 11, 2009
Elise M. Weerts, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHU

Lecture 2: “State-of-the-art High Resolution PET Imaging Techniques”
February 11, 2009
Arman Rahmim, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, JHU

Lecture 1: “Distinguishing between Normal and Pathological Brain Aging in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging”
January 21, 2009
Susan Resnick, PhD
Senior Investigator, National Institute on Aging – Intramural Research Program (NIA-IRP), NIH