Speaker: Aaron Alexander-Bloch
Title: Lifespan growth charts for structural brain MRI
Bio: Dr. Alexander-Bloch investigates normal brain development and the altered neurodevelopmental trajectories that lead to mental illness. He completed medical school at UCLA, a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, and psychiatry residency at Yale. As the director of the Brain-Gene-Development lab at the CHOP/Penn Lifespan Brain Institute, Dr Alexander-Bloch investigates psychopathology with a computational approach that includes brain imaging, genomics and clinical phenomics. He works closely with other labs at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as national and international collaborators. His lab’s current areas of focus include network models of functional and structural dysconnectivity, lifespan growth charts of brain morphology, and imaging-genetic studies of common and rare genetic variants.