Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing

Collaborative Project on Visualization of Brain Variability

Dr. Paul Thompson

Dr. Thompson is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. His research focuses on the neuroscience, mathematics, software engineering and clinical aspects of neuroimaging and brain mapping. He is a member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute, and is Principal Investigator on the Image Analysis Core of an NCRR-funded National Resource at UCLA.

He has organized national workshops and courses on brain imaging in dementia (e.g., at the Human Brain Mapping meeting in New York, 2003), and has advised the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, and IPSEN Foundation (France) on implications of brain research for understanding dementia and childhood brain development. Working closely with Dr. Arthur Toga at the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging for the last 10 years, Dr. Thompson's 300+ collaborative publications (including 100 peer-reviewed journal papers) describe novel mathematical and computational strategies for mapping brain structure and function in health and disease. These tools are being applied to map disease progression in Alzheimer's disease and those at risk. His recent algorithms for brain image analysis are currently being tested and used in over 20 national and international collaborations, by research teams in both pharmaceutical companies and other universities.