Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Neuroimaging and Applied Computational Anatomy Laboratory

Neuroimaging and Applied Computational Anatomy Laboratory's research is focused on the development of multidimensional and multimodal neuroimaging biomarkers using the tools of computational anatomy. Working with collaborators from engineering, mathematics, psychology and clinical specialties, we focus on the following major areas:

  1. Mapping of Brain Structures using MRI: We develop automated pipelines to delineate brain structures based on simultaneous mappings of multiple structures from multiple atlases, including deep brain structures (such as the hippocampus, amygdala, thalamus, and basal ganglia) and cortical structures

  2. Complex Neuroimaging Biomarkers: We develop modeling and statistical approaches for the analysis of these maps; we develop frameworks for joint, integrated analyses of multidimensional, multimodal information based on the structural mapping of the brain

  3. Clinical Applications: We are interested in developing neuroimaging markers to characterize neuropsychiatric disorders, disease progression and prediction, and monitoring of treatment

  4. Neuroinformatics: Data sharing and data mediation

  5. Preclinical Applications: Neuroimaging of Animal Models

Research Description

For detailed information please review the below links.

Our Success

Awards and Leadership Positions

Lei Wang, PhD, has served in multiple leadership positions, including:

Grants and Funding

Lab Staff

Graduate Students

Katherine Blizinsky (NUIN) Jointly mentored by Peter Penzes

Matthew Schroeder (NUIN) Jointly mentored by John Disterhoft

Neha Mehta (NUIN) Jointly mentored by Eva Redei

Adam Christensen (Clinical Psychology)

Eva C. Alden (Clinical Psychology)

Alexandra Apple (Clinical Psychology)

Technical Staff

Kate Alpert (Software Developer)

Alex Kogan (Software Engineer, System Administrator)

Contact Us

Contact Lei Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor in Neuroimaging and Applied Computational Anatomy Lab for more information.

Lei Wang