Shella D. Keilholz

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


My undergraduate degree was in physics, from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri Science and Technology). For graduate school, I attended the University of Virginia, with a PhD in Engineering Physics granted in 2001. My thesis work examined the possibility of quantifying regional perfusion using a combination of arterial spin labeling techniques. I spent several years as a postdoc at the NIH in the laboratory of Alan Koretsky, using functional MRI to detect networks of activation in the anesthetized rat. After I moved to the joint biomedical engineering department at Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology as a faculty member, my lab extended this work to develop and characterize functional connectivity mapping with MRI for the rodent. We are currently interested in elucidating the neural underpinning of the signal correlations used to map functional connectivity within brain networks using simultaneous imaging and multisite microelectrode recording. Our other area of focus involves detecting and characterizing the dynamic aspects of network activity in the brain with MRI using novel analysis techniques.

Biography Updated on 13 August 2012

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