Neuroimaging Core

Neuroinformatics Research Group

Neuroimaging Compute Facility Team

Affliated Faculty

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Graduate Students


Neuroimaging Core

   Randy Buckner
   Director of Neuroimaging
   office: NW 280.06
   phone: 617-384-8230
   email: Randy_Buckner [at] harvard [dot] edu


The Director oversees the research and administrative activities of the facility. He supports Harvard faculty and students by providing scientific leadership and advice, facilitating research projects, and encouraging interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty in diverse fields.

   Mark Eldaief
   Neuroimaging Staff Clinician
   office: NW B4
   phone: TBA
   email: meldaief [at] partners [dot] org  

   office hours: Tue 3:00-5:00 (B4 computer room)

The Neuroimaging Staff Clinician provides medical supervision for studies that require M.D. oversight [e.g., repetitive trans-cranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)]. He also serves as an educational resource for students, formally by conducting lectures and workshops, and informally by providing expertise in clinical imaging, neuroanatomy, cognition, behavior and psychopharmacology. 

   Ross Mair
   Head of MR Physics
   office: NW 295.08
   phone: 617-496-2903
   email: rmair [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu  

   office hours: Tue 10:00-12:00

The Head of MR Physics ensures the proper functioning of the scanner and assists research groups in obtaining the best possible MR data and in trouble-shooting problems with data acquisition. His research activities involve the development, application and impact of novel brain imaging techniques that address emerging research requirements and enhance MR imaging capabilities. Areas of interest include development of non-Gaussian diffusion MRI methods, assessment of novel functional MRI acquisition and detection methods, and pulse sequence programming.

   Stephanie McMains 
   Neuroimaging Staff Scientist
   office: NW 280.13
   phone: 617-496-9407
   email: smcmains [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu

   office hours: Mon & Thu 3:00-5:00 (B4 computer room)

The Neuroimaging Staff Scientist provides assistance and instruction to facility users. Her areas of expertise range from experimental design to consenting and preparing subjects, operation of the scanner and other equipment, and archiving data to advanced data analysis methods. One of her primary roles is to consult, provide support and train investigators new to MRI research. She also assists in the daily operation of the facility.

   Tammy Moran 
   Operations Director for Neuroimaging
   office: NW B435.12
   phone: 617-495-4706
   email: tmoran [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu


The Operations Director provides general day-to-day oversight of facility operations and functioning. She sets and implements policies for the use and operation of the scanner and ensures a safe environment. She conducts safety and operational training sessions and certification examinations and consults on safety issues. She is the first point-of-contact for problems with the scanner or other equipment and for questions regarding procedures.

   W. Caroline West
   Associate Director for Neuroimaging

   office: NW 295.07
   phone: 617-384-8239
   email:wcwest [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu


The Associate Director facilitates the operations, procedures, and research activities of the facility and manages its finances. She is the contact person for new investigators and students. She assists investigators in obtaining funding, IRB approval, and access to the facility. She coordinates training opportunities and educational programs in neuroimaging and advises students interested in neuroimaging research.

Neuroinformatics Research Group (NRG website)

The Neuroinformatics Research Group is responsible for the architecture, design, and implementation of the software and hardware computational framework. They are  available to help users with XNAT/CBSCentral, DICOM file processing, NiFTI-1 file processing, Python, Perl, PHP, C/C++, shell scripting, time series analysis, client-server application development, hardware purchase/implementation questions as well as database design, implementation and usage. Their primary interests are in applied computer science and information technology that drive neuroscience and genetics.  

   Timothy O’Keefe
   Neuroinformatics Software Developer

   office: NW 295.10
   phone: 617-495-3031
   email: tokeefe [at] nmr [dot] mgh [dot] harvard [dot] edu
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   Victor Petrov         
   Neuroinformatics Software Developer
   office: NW 295.10
   phone: 617-495-3031
   email: vpetrov [at] nmr [dot] mgh [dot] harvard [dot] edu



Neuroimaging Compute Facility Team

The NCF team are members of FAS Research Computing. They provide support for all NCF computing, workstations, file storage and LSF queue management. They work in close collaboration with the Neuroimaging Core and Neuroinformatics Research Group to meet the technical needs of our investigators. During office hours the NCF Systems and Network Administrator provides one-on-one training and troubleshooting for NCF users.

   Tim Hartmann
   NCF Systems and Network Administrator

   email: rchelp [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu

   office hours: Thu 2:00-4:00 (NW 280.09 - workstation area)



   Luis Silva
   NCF Systems and Network Administrator

   email: rchelp [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu

   office hours: Thu 2:00-4:00 (NW 280.09 - workstation area)


   Nate St. Germaine
   NCF Systems and Network Administrator

   email: rchelp [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu

   office hours: Thu 2:00-4:00 (NW 280.09 - workstation area)


   Brian White
   NCF Project Manager
email: rchelp [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu



FAS Department of Psychology

George Alvarez

Joshua Buckholtz

Randy Buckner

Alfonso Caramazza

Susan Carey

Mina Cikara

Fiery Cushman

Joshua Greene

Christine Hooker

Jason Mitchell

Ken Nakayama

Daniel Schacter

Leah Somerville

Elizabeth Spelke

Yaoda Xu

FAS Department of Human Evolutionary Biology

Daniel Lieberman

FAS Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Gonzalo Giribet

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Gigi Luk

Harvard Business School

Uma Karmarkar


Alvaro Pascual-Leone

Edwin Robertson

HMS/Children's Hospital

Margaret Sheridan

HMS/McLean Hospital

Justin Baker

Diego Pizzagalli

HMS/MGH/Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

David Boas

Randy Buckner

Daphne Holt

Hesheng Liu

Ross Mair

Bruce Rosen

Larry Wald

Caroline West


Post-Doctoral Fellows

Elinor Amit

Katherine Bettencourt

Jon Cant

Hamdi Eryilmaz

Scott Fairhall

Lucia Garrido

Jason Haberman

Demis Hassabis

Emily Jacobs

Jeremy Jamieson

Thomas McKeeff

Joe Moran

Liuba Papeo

Maryam Pashkam

Peggy St. Jacques

Karl Szpunar



Graduate Students

Stefano Anzellotti

Regan Bernhard

Aleksandr Chakroff

Michael Cohen

Juan Manual Contreras

Garth Coombs

David Dodell-Feder

Steven Frankland

Brendan Gaesser

Kathy Gerlach

Laura Germine

Su Keun Jeong

Anna Leshinskaya

Sarah Hope Lincoln

Joe Paxton

Amy Skerry

Jordan Suchow

Laura Tully


Nobuhito Abe

Susana Carmona

Eun Young Choi

Fiery Cushman

Katherina Goerlich

Kurt Gray

Scott Guerin

Avram Holmes

Daniel Hyde

Fenna Krienen

Brandi Newell

Amitai Shenhav

Nathan Spreng

Diana Tamir

Justin Vincent

Adam Waytz

B.T. Thomas Yeo

Jamil Zaki

Alexander Ziegler