Vanderbilt University
Institute of Imaging Science
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Ben Conrad

Graduate Student

Contact Information

ben.conrad@vanderbilt.edu

Interests

I am pursuing a PhD in the Neuroscience Graduate Program within the Cognitive and Systems track. I am generally interested in translational applications of neuroimaging and neuromodulation methods for clinical care, as well as functional and structural connectomics.

Projects

I am currently working on projects involving spinal cord fMRI, including quantification of resting state BOLD signals in the cervical cord at 7T, assessment of acquisition strategies for task-based sensorimotor activation in the cord at 3T, and application of these methods in clinical populations including multiple sclerosis (MS) and cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM).

Publications

Conrad BN, Rogers BP, Abou-Khalil B, Morgan VL. "Increased MRI Volumetric Correlation Contralateral to Seizure Focus in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy." Epilepsy Research 2016;126:53-61.

Barry RL, Rogers BP, Conrad BN, Smith SA, Gore JC. "Reproducibility of resting state spinal cord networks in healthy volunteers at 7 Tesla." NeuroImage 2016;133:31-40.

Xu Z, Conrad BN, Baucom RB, Smith SA, Poulose BK, Landman BA. "Abdomen and spinal cord segmentation with augmented active shape models." Journal of Medical Imaging 2016;3(3):036002.

Dula AN, Pawate S, Dethrage LM, Conrad BN, Barry RL, Smith SA. "Chemical exchange saturation transfer of the cervical spinal cord at 7T." NMR in Biomedicine 2016;29(9):1249-57.

Morgan VL, Conrad BN, Abou-Khalil B, Rogers BP, Kang H. "Increasing structural atrophy and functional isolation of the temporal lobe with duration of disease in temporal lobe epilepsy." Epilepsy Research 2015;110:171-178.