Brain Research at the CMRR

Big Data Science

The Center for Magnetic Resonance Research has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue research into human brain connectivity as it relates to aging and development. The grant contain two parts. MSI PI Kathleen Thomas (associate professor, Institute of Child Development) is a co-leader on the $3.3M development grant, which will examine physical changes and changes in functional brain networks between ages 5-21. Professor Essa Yacoub (Radiology) is the other co-leader on this project, which uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning. The other part of the grant ($3.6M) will fund a study of changes in the brain during aging. A story with complete details about the grant appears on the University Health Sciences website.

Professor Thomas uses MSI resources for data storage of neuroimaging data and for parallel processing of large datasets.