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Andrew L. Alexander, Ph.D.

Professor, Medical Physics and Psychiatry; Director of MRI Imaging, Waisman Lab for Brain Imaging and Behavior

Department Affiliations

Psychiatry

Medical Physics

Education

B.S., University of Maine, ME (1987)

M.S., University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (1990)

Ph.D., University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (1994)

Research Interest

My research is focused on the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for mapping and measuring the functional and structural organization of the human brain. These techniques are being used to investigate the brain in both typically developing individuals and subjects with developmental disorders including autism. Functional MRI (fMRI) is used to assess brain regions associated with cognition and affect and their dysfunctions in these populations. Diffusion tensor MRI (DT-MRI) is being used to study the patterns of structural connectivity between brain activity regions. Anatomic imaging methods are used to assess longitudinal structural changes in brain regions. These measurements are ultimately compared with measures of affect, behavior and cognition in specific population groups.

Positions

  • 2001-2006, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-School of Medicine and Public Health, Departments of Medical Physics and Psychiatry

  • 2001-Present, 2001-Present, Director of MR Physics, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin-School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

  • 2006-2012, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-School of Medicine & Public Health, Departments of Medical Physics and Psychiatry.

  • 2012-Present, Professor, University of Wisconsin-School of Medicine & Public Health, Departments of Medical Physics and Psychiatry.

Patents

  • US Patent 6,674,894 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING AN IMAGE USING DATA OPTIMIZATION AND SEGMENTATION [Inventors: Dennis L. Parker, Andrew L. Alexander, John A. Roberts, Brian Chapman]

Publications



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