B.S. Neuroscience, Washington and Lee University ‘12
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I am interested in the use of cutting-edge magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques for studying brain connectivity. My current research focuses on applying novel diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) methods to more accurately segment gray matter regions and visualize white matter tracts. Under Dr. Yu-Chien Wu, I am using High Angular Resolution Diffusion Imaging (HARDI) in a restricted field of view (rFOV) as a means to segment the amygdalae into nucleic and subnucleic compartments classified by orientation distribution functions (ODFs). We are implementing various machine learning techniques, such as MultiVariate Pattern Analysis (MVPA), as well as tractography to accomplish this goal.
Riffle, O., Stirling, B., & Erickson, J. (Nov. 2011). Functional consequences of chornic stimulation on cultured neural networks. Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC.
Stirling, B., Cople, S., & Lorig, T. (Nov. 2010). A New Olfactometer: An Inexpensive and Accessible Approach for Studying Olfaction. Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.