Brain Behavior Laboratory
Center for Neuroimaging in Psychiatry (CNIP)
Director: James Loughead, PhD
The Center for Neuroimaging In Psychiatry (CNIP) at the University of Pennsylvania is at the forefront of brain imaging in psychiatric research. The CNIP team acquires, processes and analyzes data in numerous modalities including: high (3T) and ultra high (7T) field Blood Oxygen Level Dependent functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (BOLD fMRI), Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), perfusion, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS), and Positron Emission Tomography (PET). This neuroimaging data is complemented with additional behavioral, phsyiological, and genetic information. All neuroimaging data is validated and organized into a customized XNAT database that archives and facilitates data processing. The CNIP is led by expert investigators collaborating with leading psychiatric researchers across the world with the goal of developing and implementing multi-modal techniques to advance the field of neuroimaging.