William C Gaetz, PhD

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Research Associate Professor of Radiology
Department: Radiology

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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.
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Description of Research Expertise

I am in interested in assessing the functional significance of cortical oscillations in children using magnetoencephalography (MEG). Increasingly, I am using a multimodal approach where cortical oscillations are interpreted in the context of associated structural (MRI) and molecular (MRS GABA) measures. Results from normative developmental studies are used to detail age dependent change as well as for the interpretation of clinical findings in paediatric populations such as Autism, Friedreich Ataxia and Epilepsy.

Recent work also has focused on somatosensory and motor plasticity following bilateral hand transplantation.

Selected Publications

Gaetz W, Rhodes E, Bloy L, Blaskey L, Jackel CR, Brodkin ES, Waldman A, Embick D, Hall S, Roberts TPL.: Evaluating motor cortical oscillations and age-related change in autism spectrum disorder. NeuroImage 207, 2020 Notes: 116349. PMID: 31726253 DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116349.

William Gaetz, Christos Papadelis, Tony W Wilson: Clinical motor mapping with magnetoencephalography. Fifty Years of Magnetoencephalography: Beginnings, Technical Advances, and Applications. Andy Papanicolau, Timothy P.L. Roberts, James W. Wheless (eds.). Oxford University Press, Page: 211, 2020/7/22 2020.

Waldman AT, Sollee JR, Datta R, Lavery A, Liu G, Aleman T, Banwell B, Gaetz W.: Structural correlates of atypical visual and motor cortical oscillations in pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis. Human Brain Mapping 2020/7/10 2020.

YuHanChen JoniSaby EmilyKuschner WilliamGaetz J. ChristopherEdgar Timothy P.L.Roberts https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.01.059 : Magnetoencephalography and the infant brain. NeuroImage 189: 445-458, April 2019.

Naeije, G., Marty, B., Bourguignon, M., Wens, V., Jousmaki, V., Lynch, D., Gaetz, W., Hari, R., Pandolfo, M., Xavier P De Tiège : Evidence for genetically determined degeneration of proprioceptive tracts in Friedreich ataxia NEUROLOGY 93(2): e116-e124, 2019.

Gofshteyn JS, Le T, Kessler S, Kamens R, Carr C, Gaetz W, Bloy L, Roberts TPL, Schwartz ES, Marsh ED : Synthetic aperture magnetometry and excess kurtosis mapping of Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is predictive of epilepsy surgical outcome in a large pediatric cohort. Epilepsy Research. 106151, 155, 2019.

Gaetz W, Rhodes E, Bloy L, Blaskey L, Jackel CR Brodkin ES, Waldman A, Embick D, Hall S, Roberts TP.: Evaluating motor cortical oscillations and age-related change in autism spectrum disorder. NeuroImage 2019 Notes: Under Review.

Blohm G, Alikhanian H, Gaetz W, Goltz HC, DeSouza JF, Cheyne DO, and Crawford JD: Neuromagnetic signatures of the spatiotemporal transformation for manual pointing. NeuroImage 197: 306-319, 2019.

Edgar JC, Dipiero M, McBridea E, Green HL, Berman J,Ku M, Liu S, Blaskey L,Kuschner E, Airey M, Ross JL, Bloy L, Kim M, Koppers S, Gaetz W, Roberts TPL: Abnormal maturation of the resting-state peak alpha frequency in children with autism spectrum disorder. Human Brain Mapping 40(11): 3288-3298, 2019.

Hillebrand A, Gaetz W, Furlong PF, Gouw AA, Stam CJ: Editorial in Clinical Neurophysiology for the clinical MEG guidelines by Hari et al.: IFCN-endorsed practical guidelines for clinical magnetoencephalography (MEG) Practical guidelines for clinical magnetoencephalography – Another step towards best practice Clinical Neurophysiology 129(8): 1709-1711, August 2018.

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