|PAUL THOMPSON'S RESEARCH TEAM AND CURRENT Ph.D. STUDENTS|
Many exciting opportunities are available to take part in our brain imaging projects.
I am research advisor for several post-doctoral researchers, clinical fellows, eight graduate students and many undergraduate students, as well as exchange students and research visitors from overseas. You can do a Ph.D. with me in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Physics, or Neuroengineering (a subspecialty of BME); Master's Degrees are also offered in Biomedical Engineering (but not Neuroscience). I am also very happy to sponsor undergraduate students in the Student Research Program (SRP), Honors Program (199), UC LEADS Program, and Neuroengineering Summer Research Programs. You can do an Honors thesis with me in Neurology or in Neuroscience.
If you're interested, you can read our
recent research reports here, and some very nice
media articles on our work.
Please feel free to
contact me if you have any questions! [Updated - Oct. 2008]
CURRENT RESEARCHERS &
Four-D Team in 2003 (Neuroscience)
HIV, methamphetamine, FDDNP projects
MRI/PET Scan Correlation,
Twin Project Manager; HARDI/DTI
Imaging in Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Automated Hippocampal Mapping
Brain Mapping in
Twin Project Team
(Imaging Genetics); [picture 2] [picture 3]
Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Student
Neuroscience Ph.D. Students
Mapping Brain Change in HIV/AIDS
Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS)
Mapping Fiber Complexity
and Asymmetry in the Brain
Structural and Functional Brain Mapping in Bipolar Disorder
Genetic Influences on Brain Connectivity
High-Angular Resolution DTI
Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Students
Ming-Chang Chiang, M.D., Ph.D.
Divergence-Based Fluid Image Registration,
Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), HARDI, Williams syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Twins, Imaging Genetics
Cortical Mapping, Fragile X Syndrome,
DTI, Tensor-Based Morphometry, Twins
High Angular Resolution
MRI Segmentation, Adaptive Boosting Algorithms, Support Vector Machines, Computer Vision, ADNI
Yi-Yu Chou, M.S.
Medical Image Processing, Automated Identification of Structures in MRI Scans, Alzheimer's disease, Twins
Neuroscience Ph.D. Student
Biomedical Physics Ph.D. Student
Mapping Brain Change in Disease
Deformation Morphometry; Fluid Image Registration; Autism
Natasha Lepore, Ph.D.
Nonlinear Image Registration, Tensor Morphometry with Lie Groups Statistics, HIV/AIDS,
Alexia Leow, M.D., Ph.D.
[web page] Deformable Image Registration, Tensor-Based Morphometry, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative
Liana Apostolova, M.D.
Brain Mapping in
Alzheimer's Disease and Those At Risk
Former Graduate Students and Researchers
Imaging in Alzheimer's Disease, Development, Methamphetamine Abuse, Depression, MCI, AIDS (now actress )
Brain Mapping in
mapping, Alzheimer's Disease,
(now medical student at UC San Francisco)
Alain Pitiot, Ph.D.
Computer Vision Algorithms for Automated Image Labeling (Collaboration with INRIA, France and Mirada, Oxford); Now Lecturer at University of Newcastle, UK
Christine Vidal, Ph.D.
Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia, Autism, and Adolescent
Brain Development; Now Postdoc at University of Southern California
Longitudinal Imaging in Dementia and Development; Collaboration with NIMH
(Former Research Assistant; now PhD Student at USC)
(Former Mathematics Graduate Student, working on nonlinear image registration, using novel information-theoretic models; now at Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Schizophrenia (Collaboration with NISAD, Australia)
Mapping Hippocampal Changes in Alzheimer's Disease
Childhood Onset Schizophrenia, Medial Temporal Lobe Mapping
UC LEADS Scholar
Mapping Hippocampal and Ventricular Changes in Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia, Brain Development
University of Jena, Germany
Brain Mapping and Deformation-Based Morphometry
Collaborators and Co-Authors
David Xianfeng Gu
Neuroscience and Biomedical Physics:
Brain Imaging in Schizophrenia
Imaging Brain Development
Positron Emission Tomography in Small Animals (Micro-PET)
fMRI in Individuals at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's Disease
Sean Haney, M.D.
Imaging in Brain Tumor Patients
Mapping Cortical Change in Alzheimer's Disease and Those at Genetic Risk
Childhood Onset Schizophrenia, Autism, Clinical Trials (Collaboration with NIMH)
Exchange Scholar (Johns Hopkins)
Mapping Hippocampal Deficits in Methamphetamine Abusers
Ventricular Anatomy in Alzheimer's Disease
Mapping Brain Changes in Alzheimer's Disease
Williams syndrome, neuroimaging in disease
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