Ronald J. Killiany, PhD
|Institution||Boston University School of Medicine|
|Department||Anatomy & Neurobiology|
|Address||700 Albany St Ctr for Adv Biomed Res|
Boston MA 02118
|Title||Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)|
|Institution||Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences|
|Institution||Boston University School of Public Health|
The underlying theme of my research has been to explore structure – function relationships in the brain. To this end, my work has focused on uncovering the morphological changes in the brain that are responsible for the cognitive decline seen in aging and disease processes. In initial studies, I used developmental techniques to examine specific structure-function relationships in the memory system of non-human primates. I continued on to conduct studies of normal aging and cerebrovascular disease. In this work I have focused on characterize the cognitive changes taking place in non-human primate models. As my interests in studying the brain grew, I become involved in structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) studies of normal aging and disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. In this work I have been quantifying volumetric changes taking place in the brain in the course of the disease processes. This work continues to evolve and has changed focus somewhat in the recent years to include studies aimed at exploring the value of MRI in predicting which subjects will progress to develop cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease and which will remain cognitively stable.
- Cerebrovascular disease
- Data analysis
- Experimental Design
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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