Glasser Joins NIH Brain Mapping Project

Headshot of Matthew Glasser, instructor in radiology.

Matthew F. Glasser, MD, PhD, instructor in radiology for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, joins the BRAIN Initiative Cell Atlas Network (BICAN), to study how the brain works in good health and disease.

Glasser and David C. Van Essen, PhD, the Alumni Endowed Professor of Neuroscience — who co-lead a brain imaging lab — will create and analyze brain maps of individual people and nonhuman primates to determine the kinds of cells that comprise each brain area using data collected from people and animals scanned at collaborating sites.

BICAN, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), aims to map the intricacies of the brain. The effort focuses on mapping the human brain but also extends to nonhuman primates and mice, so researchers can study similarities and differences across species and better understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying brain function.

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