Translational Research

BRAIN NETWORK CHANGES DURING STROKE RECOVERY (MOTOR)

Current projects include: diffusion pulse sequence development, higher order diffusion tensor modeling of white matter, and the integration of anatomical and functional connectivity using graph theoretical tools. The main thrust of this research in the clinical domain is geared to improving our assessment and treatment efficacy of stroke patients, with a particular focus in rehabilitation of fine motor skill ability.

SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIA (SCA)

Our current work with SCA involves assessing the integrity of the cerebellar and brainstem pathways using non-invasive techniques from the pre-symptomatic stage and throughout disease progression. Our work intends to yield useful insights about disease pathogenesis, as well as provide critical assessments of CNS functional pathways that may serve as surrogate biomarkers of disease progression.

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