Dara Manoach

Dr. Manoach is a clinically licensed neuropsychologist and an experimental psychologist by training. She has dedicated her career to understanding the neural basis and nature of fundamental cognitive deficits in neuropsychiatric disorders, particularly schizophrenia and autism. Although sleep pla...

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 ...

Maria Angela Franceschini Named Full Professor

Congratulations to Maria Angela Franceschini, PhD, who was promoted to Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, effective Nov. 1, 2019. Dr. Franceschini is a leader in the field of diffuse optical imaging, developing novel imaging methods to achieve a deeper understanding of the brain...

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The Center's magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facilities include the following. Large-bore MRI Systems  * All subject bays are equipped with Blu-ray/DVD players for subject entertainment Bay 1: Siemens 3T MRI Skyra with 128ch receive capabilities and 2ch pTx This is a Siemens 3T Skyra wit...

Daphne Holt Receives MGH Research Scholars Award

The Martinos Center's Daphne Holt is among the distinguished investigators in the 2018 Class of MGH Research Scholars. She received the honor for her project "Altered neural mechanisms of personal space in schizophrenia: a novel biomarker of negative symptoms and treatment target." Schizophren...

Nouchine Hadjikhani

Nouchine Hadjikhani, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, where she directs the Neurolimbic Research Laboratory. She is also an Assistant in Neurosciences at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a visiting professor at GNC, Gothenburg University, Sweden. Sh...

The Year in Review: 2019

The MGH Martinos Center closed out the decade with yet another stellar year. In 2019, Center investigators reported advances in a range of areas – from technology development to basic science research and a host of clinical applications  – and generally showed surprising / not-in-the-least-bit-su...

Computational Services

Computing Facilities  The Center’s IT infrastructure consists of over 400 CentOS Linux workstations and 150 Windows and Macintosh desktops in offices and labs owned by individual research groups. There is a server farm with over 50 Linux servers that handles central storage, email, web, print, s...

Bruce Rosen to Be Inducted Into National Academy of Inventors

Bruce Rosen, director of the MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He was chosen for induction, according to a statement by the NAI Fellows Selection Committee, because he has “demonstrated a highly prolific spirit ...

Veronica Clavijo Jordan

Dr. Clavijo Jordan's interests include the use of molecular MR imaging to detect and characterize inflammation, fibrosis and cancer. She is particularly interested in understanding the role metals play in the development of disease. Recently, she and colleagues have been using molecular MRI probe...

Peter Caravan

Peter Caravan, PhD, is co-director of the Institute for Innovation in Imaging (I3) at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He leads a multidisciplinary and translational molecular imaging lab (the Caravan Lab) focused on the invention of novel mol...

Byung Hee Yoo

Dr. Byung Hee Yoo's expertise lies in “theranostic cancer imaging." His research has focused on quantitative visualization of biological/physiological events. Since reporting the first peptidyl MR contrast agents, he has developed a wide spectrum of additional imaging probes for the quantitation ...

Eric Gale

Dr. Gale applies chemistry to solve unmet challenges in radiology and biomedical imaging. A major area of current focus is developing magnetic resonance imaging probes to non-invasively map and quantify pathologic change at the molecular level. His group is capitalizing on the transition metal p...

Thomas Deisboeck

Tom Deisboeck has spent over 25 years in life sciences research. He holds an MD (Dr. med) from the Technical University of Munich as well as an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Deisboeck is an Associate Professor of Radiology (PT) at Massachusetts General Hospital and Har...

Shahin Nasr

For the past 15 years, Shahin Nasr, PhD, has studied the visual system of humans and non-human primates using a variety of techniques, from psychophysics and event-related potentials (ERP) to conventional and high-resolution functional MRI, in order to understand the neural mechanisms underlying ...

Daphne Holt

Dr. Holt has studied the neural basis of psychosis throughout her career, initially in post-mortem samples and subsequently (since 2002) using neuroimaging. Using functional neuroimaging in combination with physiology, behavioral tasks and clinical assessments, she has investigated the neurocogni...

Matti Hämäläinen and the Music of MEG

Every Christmas back home in Finland, the Martinos Center’s Matti Hämäläinen gathers with friends for an evening of performing chamber music. He plays both flute and piano on these occasions; in more recent years he has explored the repertoire for “piano four hands” with his former classmate Laur...