The Center for Psychiatric Neuroimaging at SUNY Upstate Medical University is dedicated to the study of brain development and dysfunction in individuals with genetic, psychiatric or neurodevelopmental disorders. We use anatomic and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to understand the ways in which anomalies of brain structure or brain activity can lead to the onset of psychiatric disorder, cognitive dysfunction or social impairments in children, adolescents, and young adults.
The ultimate goal of our research is to develop effective interventions and treatments that will diminish the steep toll that these disorders take on individuals and their families.
Our major focus is on:
In addition, we engage in collaborative research on the neuroanatomic and neurofunctional sequelae of:
To accomplish our multi-disciplinary research, we collaborate closely with experts in psychiatry, psychology, genetics, neuroscience, computer science, neuroradiology and physics.
The Center is directed by Wendy R. Kates, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Program in Neuroscience at SUNY Upstate Medical University.