Vanderbilt University
Institute of Imaging Science
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Yurui Gao, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

yurui.gao@vanderbilt.edu
(615) 343-8392

Interests

I am interested in the relationship between diffusion magnetic resonance imaging and the distribution of axon fibers in brain white matter measured by light microscopy.  

Projects

I am currently involved in the project focused on testing the ability of DTI tractograpy to investigate the cortical-cortical connectivity of the monkey brain. I will compare fiber distribution pattern calculated  by deterministic  algorithm to the histological fiber distribution determined by the stain of injected, intra-axonal tracer. 

Publications

Gao Y, Choe AS, Li X, Stepniewska I, Anderson AW. Validation of DTI measures of primary motor area cortical connectivity. In Proceedings of the Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2010, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010. (Abstract 117)

Choe AS, Gao Y, Stepniewska I, Li X, Ding Z, Anderson AW. Challenges of cortical connectivity measurements using MR tractography. In Proceedings of the Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2010, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010. (Abstract 1665)