Matthew F. Glasser, MD, PhD
Instructor in Radiology
Research Centers:Computational Imaging Research Center
Matthew F. Glasser, MD, PhD, is an Instructor of Radiology and a Neuroradiology Fellow at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Glasser is best known for his work mapping the 180 areas of each human cerebral cortical hemisphere using multiple MRI modalities as a part of the Human Connectome Project (HCP). This decade-long effort required a wholesale reimagining of many brain imaging acquisition, analysis and data sharing methods, which now comprise the HCP’s approach to brain imaging. Glasser and David Van Essen, PhD, in the Department of Neuroscience, co-direct a brain imaging laboratory now a part of the Computational Imaging Research Center (CIRC). The HCP’s aging connectome project continues as the Adult Aging Brain Connectome (AABC) project that aims to uncover the brain, behavioral and environmental factors underlying vulnerability and resilience to developing late-life dementia. Glasser co-leads the AABC’s Informatics, Data Analysis, and Statistics Core (IDASC) with the CIRC’s Daniel Marcus, PhD.
Glasser began his research career in 2005 at Emory University in the lab of James Rilling, PhD, where he majored in neuroscience. He then completed a pre-medical post-baccalaureate at Johns Hopkins and joined the Washington University’s MSTP program, where he completed his PhD in Van Essen’s lab. Glasser’s internship was at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO and he completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at MIR. In addition to participating in MIR’s research track, Glasser was MIR’s first resident to participate in the American Board of Radiology’s B. Leonard Holman Research Pathway, enabling him to effectively combine clinical training while continuing his research program.
Diagnostic neuroradiology, advanced imaging
Neuroanatomy, connectomics, medical image analysis
Link to Publications
American College of Radiology
American Society of Neuroradiology
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Best Practices Committee Member, Organization for Human Brain Mapping
Radiological Society of North America
Society for Neuroscience