Welcome to the PTSD &TBI Neuroimaging Lab

Our primary research area is focused on brain changes in posttraumatic stress disorder. We are interested in the role fear, threat, guilt and other emotions along with their interaction with cognitive functions such as working memory, attention, and episodic memory in PTSD. Functional MRI employing cognitive challenge tasks, pharmacological challenges, emotion regulation strategies, as well as structural MRI, candidate gene, genome wide association studies (GWAS), and gene expression are converging methodologies for understanding mechanisms of PTSD. Our second research area is focused on understanding changes in mild traumatic brain injury using diffusion and structural imaging to better understand the role of clinical symptoms and mechanism of injury.

Lab News:

August 2018

PTSD & TBI Neuroimaging Lab welcomes new lab member Ashley Clausen, PhD., MIRECC VA Research Fellow


July 2018

PTSD & TBI Neuroimaging Lab welcomes new lab member Gopalkumar Rakesh, M.D., MIRECC VA Research Fellow


June 2018

PTSD & TBI Neuroimaging Lab welcomes new lab members: Heather Bouchard, Post-bacc Research Assistant; Clare Kehoe, Honors Student; Arnav Pondicherry, Research Associate, and Aurelio Falconi, Post-bacc Research Assistant


May 2018

Congrats to Delin Sun for presenting at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Biological Psychiatry (SOBP)


April 2018

Congrats to Rachel Phillips, Ashley Clausen, & Delin Sun for presenting at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)


August 2017

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Grant awarded (PI Morey):
“Trauma and Genomics Modulate Brain Structure across Common Psychiatric Disorders”