“Reproducibility of brain-wide association studies: Recent advances and insights from big data”
Hosted by the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR)
Background: Dr. Marek is an Instructor in the second year of an NIMH K99/R00 award in the Psychiatry Department at Washington University School of Medicine. He will be joining the Radiology Department in July as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Marek received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh, where he gained expertise in pediatric neuroimaging with Beatriz Luna. Subsequently, Dr. Marek completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Nico Dosenbach at Washington University School of Medicine where he gained expertise in functional mapping of individual brains and leveraging big data to quantify the reproducibility of brain-wide association studies.
In this talk, Dr. Marek will present recent findings regarding the reproducibility of studies linking the brain to psychiatric and psychological phenotypes using very large neuroimaging samples (N~50,000). Additionally, he will present new data on reproducible links between socioeconomic status, sleep, and childhood brain function.
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