American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter

The Child Study Center
At NYU Langone Medical Center
Division of Biostatistics
Seminars on Analysis of Neuroimaging Data

Mariana Lazar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology
New York University School of Medicine


Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) techniques have allowed the unprecedented non-invasive exploration of brain microstructure integrity in a wide variety brain disorders. In particular, their application to psychiatric disorders has highlighted white matters important role in these disorders pathophysiology. However, DTI metrics are limited by their lack of specificity to the underlying nature of white matter alterations and by relatively reduced sensitivity to gray matter changes. Advanced Diffusion Imaging methods are currently proposed to address some of these limitations. In this talk, I will introduce some of these new methods and will present their application to two psychiatric disorders, autism and schizophrenia. Our data suggest that whereas white and gray matter microstructure appears to be altered in both of these disorders, the underlying pathophysiology appears to differ. These findings and their relevance to the field will be discussed.

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Time: 4:00 P.M.
Location: “Central Park” meeting area at the Child Study Center
One Park Avenue (between 32nd and 33rd Streets)
7th Floor
New York, New York

The Series is open to all; RSVPs are requested
Please RSVP to Cielo Diaz at or 646-754-5195.

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