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Advanced Imaging (in vivo) Research

Investigators in the advanced imaging (in vivo) research interest group at Stark Neurosciences Research Institute are also involved with the Indiana Institute of Biomedical Imaging Sciences (IIBIS) and the Center for Neuroimaging (CfN), which support a wide array of cutting-edge neuroimaging research at Indiana University School of Medicine. With state-of-the art preclinical and clinical magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography scanners, faculty develop innovative methods and technologies to expand and optimize the types of information we can extract from the brain and to explore novel ways of processing and analyzing complex datasets. There is a strong focus on integrative approaches that bring together forward-thinking ways of conceptualizing how different types of neuroimaging data relate to each other, and untangling the intersection of brain imaging information, neuropsychological variables, and genetic and peripheral biomarkers. The power of these technologies are then applied to a variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including: normative aging and neurodegenerative disease (with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease), alcohol and substance use disorders, traumatic brain injury, and adolescent and adult neuropsychiatric disorders.

Pre-Clinical Neuroimaging Pilot Grant

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute offers the Pre-Clinical Neuroimaging Pilot Grant for any full-time faculty member.


director of advanced imaging research

Yu-Chien Wu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

faculty investigators

Jeff Dage, PhD

Senior Research Professor of Neurology

Jungsu Kim, PhD

P. Michael Conneally Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics

Brenna C. McDonald, PsyD

Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Brittany D. Needham, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Brandon Oberlin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Vijay R. Ramakrishnan, MD

Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Andrew J. Saykin, PsyD

Director, Center for Neuroimaging and Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Ying Wang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia

Fletcher A. White, PhD

Vergil K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia

Donna M. Wilcock, PhD

Barbara and Larry Sharpf Professor of Alzheimer's Disease Research

Karmen K. Yoder, PhD

Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences