Dr. Roberts investigates brain-wave scanning with magnetoencephalography (MEG) and works to identify biomarkers for neuropsychiatric disorders like autism. Those biomarkers are for diagnosis, prognosis, stratification, and response monitoring as well as substrate identification for targeted therapy. Putting the "bio" into biomarkers is a major emphasis of Dr. Roberts' research, for which he uses advanced diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and edited spectroscopy.
Dr. Edgar has more than 25 years of experience using non-invasive imaging to study brain function and structure in psychiatric and neurological patient populations. His most recent research focuses on studying brain structure and function maturation processes.
Dr. Gaetz uses magnetoencephalography (MEG) imaging to gain a deeper understanding of the neurobiology of cortical function in human health and disease. He has an interest in assessing the functional significance of somatosensory and motor cortical oscillations in children using MEG.
Dr. Berman's research focuses on the coupling between brain structure and function and how abnormal development of the structure-function relationships contribute to the clinical symptoms of disorders such as autism spectrum disorder.
Lisa Blaskey, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist at the Center for Autism Research and the Lurie Family Foundations MEG Imaging Center. Dr. Blaskey serves as a co-investigator and clinical expert on ASD neuroimaging studies, designing clinical and neuropsychological phenotyping batteries.
Dr. Cristancho is a child neurologist specializing in Fetal and Neonatal Neurology. Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that regulate the extent of disabilities some kids have after prenatal and neonatal brain injury. Her goal is to help develop novel therapeutic interventions.
Dr. Kim conducts clinical evaluations for infants and school-age children for studies exploring language and development. Her work at the Center for Autism Research focuses on developing and implementing behavioral protocols to support children who are participating in neuroimaging research studies.