Evan M. Gordon, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Evan M. Gordon, PhD, is an assistant professor and principal investigator in the Neuroimaging Labs Research Center, based in Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Gordon’s research focuses on the noninvasive identification and characterization of functional brain units within individual human brains. This work aims to develop techniques that can precisely describe the detailed organization of the individual human brain, to understand how individuals can vary from each other in their brain organization, and to understand how that variable organization is related to motor, sensory and cognitive function. This research is conducted using a variety of neuroimaging techniques, including structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). The ultimate goal of Gordon’s work is to use these precise, individual-specific characterizations to 1) help improve diagnostic and prognostic accuracy of neurological disorders, particularly traumatic brain injury; and 2) improve the efficacy of brain stimulation-based interventions such as deep brain stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Gordon completed his doctorate at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. following an undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Research Interests

Individualized brain organization, traumatic brain injury

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Education History


Georgetown University


Duke University