The Road to MPI

Functional MRI has proved a transformative technology, yielding previously unimaginable insights into the workings of the brain. But what if there were another approach, one with dramatically higher sensitivity, that could shed even more light on these mysteries? What might we learn then? Larry ...

The Neuroscience of Personal Space

We all have a need for personal space, the comfort zone we maintain around our bodies, implicitly entreating others not to encroach upon it. In recent years researchers have been probing the ways in which we regulate this space, looking at how and why our brains tell us when someone is simply ...

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...

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...

The MEG Celebration Photo Gallery

On Friday, Nov. 30, the Martinos Center celebrated two landmark events for its MEG program: MEG Core director Matti Hämäläinen's promotion to full professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and the renaming of the Center's MEG facility in honor of David Cohen, the Martinos faculty member an...

Treating Aneurysm with MR Coagulation

A team of investigators in the MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, in collaboration with medical device company Robin Medical, has developed a new method that could help to address cerebral aneurysm while adding therapeutic capabilities to magnetic resonance imaging. Cerebral aneurysm,...

Zdravka Medarova

Zdravka Medarova, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. She is a geneticist/cancer biologist by training and has an extensive background in molecular biology, genetics, and tumor biology and therapy. The focus of her research has been the development and testing o...

Stephen Cauley

Stephen Cauley, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He received his BS and PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) from Purdue University. Prior to joining the A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging he held positions as a Visiting Assistant Profe...

20 Years of FreeSurfer

It’s a sunny day in Southern California and the developers of FreeSurfer—a suite of software tools for the analysis of neuroimaging data—are preparing for a training session to introduce scientists to the many benefits of the package. To help the scientists find the classroom they have hung “Free...

Caterina Mainero

Caterina Mainero, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Neuroscience at Massachusetts General Hospital and Director of Multiple Sclerosis Research at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Dr. Mainero is a neuroscientist with ...

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...

Matthew Rosen

Dr. Matt Rosen is a physicist, tool-builder and inventor whose research bridges the spectrum from fundamental physics to applied bioimaging work in the field of MRI. He established the Low-Field MRI and Hyperpolarized Media Laboratory at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging to ...

Robert Barry

Dr. Barry's research aims to maximize the utility of high-field MR scanners to improve our understanding of central nervous system function and networks in normal and pathological populations. A focus of this work has been on the development and validation of methods for the acquisition, processi...