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Functional MRI Core Facility - Research

The Functional MRI Core Facility supports the research of over 25 principal investigators in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute of Child and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

Since 2000, there have been over 350 papers produced by researchers at the NIH using the core facility scanners and services. A list of all papers, broken down by PI, can be requested. In addition, an Endnote file containing all these papers is available as well. Lastly, a breakdown of the number of papers produced per year using the facility by each institute and investigator is available as an Excel spreadsheet. This is current as of Sept, 2007 and will be updated periodically.

The following is a list of the researchers and their associated research being carried out using the Functional MRI Facility


  • Christopher Baker
    fMRI of learning and plasticity
  • Peter Bandettini
    fMRI methods development
  • Karen Berman
    fMRI of Williams syndrome, aging, and schizophrenia
  • James Blair
    fMRI of anxiety disorders and psychopathy
  • Wayne Drevets
    Anatomical and functional MRI of mood and anxiety disorders
  • Jay Giedd
    Anatomical MRI of child development
  • Ellen Leibenluft
    fMRI of bipolar disorder and related psychiatric illnesses in children
  • Alex Martin
    fMRI of memory and category knowledge
  • Daniel Pine
    fMRI of childhood psychopathology and pediatric psychopharmacology
  • Jun Shen
    Spectroscopy of neurometabolism
  • Leslie Ungerleider
    fMRI of neural mechanisms of visual attention, perception, and decision making
  • Daniel Weinberger
    fMRI of schizophrenia and associated genetic mechanisms


  • Leonardo Cohen
    fMRI of human motor and visual neural plasticity
  • Jeff Duyn
    fMRI hardware and methods development
  • Jordan Grafman
    fMRI of cortical knowledge centers, neural plasticity, and information binding
  • Mark Hallett
    fMRI of human movement and movement disorders
  • Alan Koretsky
    functional, anatomical, and molecular imaging development
  • Christy Ludlow
    fMRI of voice and speech mechanisms and disorders
  • Henry McFarland
    MRI of multiple sclerosis
  • William Theodore
    fMRI of epilepsy


  • Peter Basser
    Diffusion tensor imaging


  • Daniel Hommer
    MRI and fMRI of alcohol addiction, motivation, and emotion


  • Allen Braun
    fMRI of language