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William C Gaetz, PhD

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Research Assistant Professor of Radiology
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Blvd.
014A Seashore House
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-2268
Fax: 215-590-1345
BA (Psychology)
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada, 1994.
PhD (Experimental Psychology)
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 2001.
Post-Graduate Training
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Neuromagnetic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada , 2001-2003.
Research Associate, neuromagnetic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada , 2003-2006.
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Description of Research Expertise

I am in interested in cortical oscillations and age-dependent change. I am interested in multimodal correlations of motor function with structural (MRI) and molecular (MRS GABA) correlates. Results from these normative developmental studies are also used to assess differences observed in paediatric clinical populations such as Autism, Friedrich’s Ataxia and Epilepsy.

Selected Publications

Gaetz W, Macdonald M, Cheyne D, Snead OC.: Neuromagnetic imaging of movement-related cortical oscillations in children and adults: age predicts post-movement beta rebound. Neuroimage 51(2): 792-807, June 2010.

Schwartz ES, Edgar JC, Gaetz WC, Roberts TP: Magnetoencephalography. Pediatr Radiol 40(1): 50-8, Jan 2010.

Gaetz W., Scantlebury N., Widjaja E., Rutka J., Bouffet E., Rockel C., Dockstader C., Mabbott D.: Mapping of the cortical spinal tracts using magnetoencephalography and diffusion tensor tractography in pediatric brain tumor patients. Childs Nerv Syst 26(11): 1639-45, November 2010.

Dockstader, C., Gaetz, W., Cheyne, D., Tannock, R.: Abnormal neural reactivity to unpredictable sensory events in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Biological psychiatry 66(4): 376-83, Aug 2009.

Gaetz, W., Cheyne, D., Rutka, J.T., Drake, J., Benifla, M., Strantzas, S., Widjaja, E., Holowka, S., Tovar-Spinoza, Z., Otsubo, H., Pang, E.W.: Presurgical localization of primary motor cortex in pediatric patients with brain lesions by the use of spatially filtered magnetoencephalography. Neurosurgery 64(3 Suppl): 177-85; discussion 186, Mar 2009.

Pang, E.W., Gaetz, W., Drake, J.M., Strantzas, S., MacDonald, M.J., Otsubo, H., Snead, O.C.: Patient with postcentral gyrectomy demonstrates reliable localization of hand motor area using magnetoencephalography. Pediatric neurosurgery 45(4): 311-6, 2009.

Liu, C., Gaetz, W., Zhu, H.: Functional connection between contralateral and ipsilateral motor cortices during a multi-source interference task 2nd annual pure and applied mathematics graduate student conference, Hamilton, ON October 2008 Notes: Oral presentation.

Gaetz, W., Dockstader, C., Arnold, P.D. : Neuromagnetic Imaging of Response Interference Produced by the Multi-Source Interference Task. International Conference on Biomagnetism, Sapporo, Japan August 2008 Notes: Oral presentation.

Cheyne, D., Bells, S., Ferrari, P., Gaetz, W., Bostan, A. : Self-paced movements induce high-frequency gamma oscillations in primary motor cortex. International Conference on Biomagnetism, Sapporo, Japan August 2008 Notes: Oral presentation.

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