Andrew Alexander, PhD

Position title: Professor, Medical Physics and Psychiatry

Andrew Alexander

PhD, University of Arizona, Tucson
Co-Core Director, Brain Imaging Core
Director of MRI Physics Research, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior

Contact Information

Waisman Center
1500 Highland Avenue
Room T225
Madison, WI 53705

Research Statement

My research is focused on the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for mapping and measuring the functional and structural organization of the human brain. These techniques are being used to investigate the brain in both typically developing individuals and subjects with developmental disorders including autism. Functional MRI (fMRI) is used to assess brain regions associated with cognition and affect and their dysfunctions in these populations. Diffusion tensor MRI (DT-MRI) is being used to study the patterns of structural connectivity between brain activity regions. Anatomic imaging methods are used to assess longitudinal structural changes in brain regions. These measurements are ultimately compared with measures of affect, behavior and cognition in specific population groups.

Selected Publications