Vanderbilt University
Institute of Imaging Science

Ben Conrad

Graduate Student

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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.


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).


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.