Julie Price

One of the Center's newest senior faculty members, Julie Price, PhD, brings to the Martinos community a wealth of experience with quantitative positron emission tomography (PET). With this technique, researchers study the dynamics of the PET radiotracer in vivo in order to obtain absolute measure...

Marta Bianciardi

Marta Bianciardi, PhD, joined the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) with the goal of developing an in vivo neuroimaging-based atlas and connectome of brainstem nuclei by 7 Tesla MRI, to enhance our knowledge and the quality of patient care in disorde...

Bastien Guerin

Dr. Guerin's research focuses on MRI (and to some extent PET) technology development and translation to neuro-imaging to help better understand the human brain. He has several areas of specialization: (i) Modeling and optimization of radio-frequency (RF) and gradient MR sub-systems. Dr. Geurin's...

Kenneth Kwong

Kenneth Kwong, PhD, has been conducting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research for more than 30 years with expertise in diffusion (R.1), functional imaging (R.2) and perfusion imaging (R.3). He was one of the earliest researchers to explore MR diffusion imaging of healthy subjects and patients...

Brad Dickerson

Brad Dickerson, MD, is the Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Frontotemporal Disorders Unit and Neuroimaging Lab in Boston. He holds the Tom Rickles Chair in Progressive Aphasia Research, and is a behavioral neurologist in the MGH Memory Disorders Unit and Leader of the Neuroimaging C...

Shasha Li

Shasha Li, MD, PhD, joined the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) with the goal of improving the understanding of the physiological implications of altered neural networks in neurological diseases. She has made substantial contributions to the field o...

David Izquierdo

Dr. David Izquierdo is an Instructor in the Department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School with interest in improving non-invasive molecular imaging quantification with combined PET/MRI scanners. In particular most of Dr. Izquierdo's research is applied to brai...

Nicole Zurcher Wimmer

Nicole Zurcher Wimmer, PhD, uses magnetic resonance (MR) and positron emission tomography (PET) to study brain function and dysfunction in health and disease with an emphasis on neurodevelopmental disorders. Her main research focus is on autism spectrum disorder and related conditions, which she ...

Michael Placzek

Dr. Placzek's research focuses on studying human brain diseases with translational molecular imaging - positron emission tomography (PET). Through a multi-faceted approach, his group is working towards a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in brain diseases. Their work is ap...

David Salat

The overarching aim of Dr. Salat's work is to understand mechanisms of neural disease and to implement novel approaches to reduce the impact of disease on the brain, cognition and clinical status. Clinically, there are two main clinical foci to his research. At the MGH Martinos Center, he directs...

Acupuncture Yields Improved Outcomes in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Though the practice of acupuncture predates current understanding of physiology by several millennia, it often provides measureable improvements in health outcomes, particularly in the area of chronic pain. Now, in a study reported in the journal Brain, a team of investigators based at the Athino...

Publications Updates

May 11, 2020 The presubiculum links incipient amyloid and tau pathology to memory function in older persons Jacobs HIL, Augustinack JC, Schultz AP, Hanseeuw BJ, Locascio J, Amariglio RE, Papp KV, Rentz DM, Sperling RA, Johnson KA. Neurology. 2020 May 5;94(18):e1916-e1928. doi: 10.1212/WNL.00...

Yinching (Iris) Chen

Y. Iris Chen, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. She received her PhD in radiology science from the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program and the department of radiol...

Peter Caravan and Kenneth Kwong Named ISMRM Fellows

The Martinos Center’s Peter Caravan and Kenneth Kwong were welcomed to the ranks of ISMRM Fellows at the 2019 annual meeting of ISMRM held in May in Montreal. The honor recognizes the incalculable contributions each has made to the field of biomedical imaging. Both researchers have played sign...

Bruce Rosen

Bruce Rosen, MD, PhD, is Director of the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Laurence Lamson Robbins Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He received his MD degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia in 1982 and his...

Maria Mody

Maria Mody, PhD, is a cognitive neuroscientist specializing in neuroimaging of communication abilities in children and adults, with a focus on autism and dyslexia.The goal of her research is to identify core behaviors in developmental disorders of speech and language and the underlying neural mec...