Benveniste Lab: Translational and Applied Research
Research in Dr. Benveniste's laboratory focuses on applying MRI and other imaging modalities in translational neuroscience studies.
• Developing new methodologies to track neurotransmission in the live brain by 1HMRS
• Understanding how anesthetics and analgesic interfere with brain activity & metabolism
• Informatics and high resolution MRI for anatomical and functional phenotyping of transgenic mouse models of human disease (Alzheimer's disease, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Stroke).
Experimental methodologies and projects associated with our laboratory include microMRI, in vivo and in vitro techniques for imaging and engineering and instrumentation development in collaboration with Division of Instrumentation and Central Shops at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Our long-term goal is to apply our new technologies and knowledge towards understanding the mechanisms underlying the action of anesthetics and mind altering drugs.
Surface renderings of the mouse brain based on in vivo MRI.
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