Personal Statement

I was trained at the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I was on the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill before I came to Cedars-Sinai. My research is in the area of early brain development and adult brain functioning using advanced imaging techniques. In infant studies, we are currently interested in functional connectivity investigation of normal and abnormal brain growth trajectories for early identification of risks and intervention. In adult studies, we are interested in delineating the task-related dynamic reorganization of the brain under both normal and pathological conditions. Our research is supported by multiple NIH-funded projects and the Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness.