Rasmus Birn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (Tenure Track)
Improving techniques for measuring functional brain organization (specifically, resting-state functional connectivity MRI)
Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinics
My background is in MRI physics, and most of my previous research has focused on improving the usefulness of functional MRI. For example, my past research has involved developing new imaging strategies and post-processing techniques to reduce artifacts resulting from task-induced subject motion; understanding the dynamics of the blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) fMRI signal; and reducing the influence of physiological noise in estimates of functional connectivity. My goal here at UW is to extend this methodological work to allow us to reliably measure the changes in functional connectivity during childhood and adolescence.