Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroimaging in the Dept. of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine & Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rice University
The Papageorgiou/Investigational Targeted Brain Neurotherapeutics Laboratory is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to conduct innovative research on cortical repair and neuromodulation using fMRI and real-time functional MRI neurofeedback approaches combined with EEG data acquisition in the long-term. The lab focuses on the mechanisms involved in cortical blindness, motor impairment as a result of lower cranial nerve injury, and chronic pain as a function of inducing learning. Our studies focus on a variety of innovative approaches, including neurofeedback in targeted and individualized regions of interest based on the patient's location and spatial extent of the lesion, optimization of rt-fMRI nFb methods with the long-term goal of central and peripheral nervous system injury neuro- rehabilitation, as well as using highly quantitative methods, such as population receptive field, multivariate and univariate analyses. The work promises to be challenging, but also presents a highly exciting opportunity to gain an understanding of innovative neurofeedback methods applied in various patient populations depending on the domain of brain function lesioned, such as in visual, motor, and pain-matrix networks.
The trainee will benefit from the Core for Advanced MR Imaging Facility at Baylor College of Medicine, which includes a state-of-the art imaging facility with research- dedicated Siemens 3T PRISMA, and 3T MAGNETOM Trio.