This research focuses on mechanisms and principles that underlie the developing brain. The majority of this work uses functional MRI and resting state functional connectivity MRI to assess typical and atypical populations. A second focus has become testing the feasibility of using various functional and structural MRI techniques in translational studies of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism). The researchers are exploring ways to better characterize individual patients with these psychopathologies to help guide future diagnostic, therapeutic, and genetic studies.
Research by this group was featured on the MSI website in December 2021: Neuroimaging and Genetic Data Resources.