Understanding the biophysical source
We have great interest in understanding the biophysical sources that explain MRI-measured variation between individuals.
We believe that, in order to answer basic questions in human brain research, biophysical modeling of both the brain tissue and the MRI signal is needed.
This approach is also key for translating other basic neuroscientific research into in-vivo human studies.
Novel point of view
In our research, we provide a novel point of view regarding MRI measurements, which are interpreted via biophysical theory, in terms of tissue properties such as macromolecular volume, macromolecular physico-chemical environment, cell density myelination, etc.
Our effort to develop biophysical analysis for human brain mapping is done in multiple scales; from molecular local sources through cellular organization to mapping of brain networks across the entire brain.