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Study Reveals Association between Aβ, Tau, Circuitry and Cognition


Dr. Heidi Jacobs along with Dr. Keith Johnson have published a paper in Nature Neuroscience entitled "Structural tract alterations predict downstream tau accumulation in amyloid-positive older individuals". ...


Research Agreement Signed with Cerveau Technologies


Cerveau Technologies Inc. signed an agreement with the MGH Gordon Center to support multiple projects over the next several years. These research projects are for studies of an early stage imaging agent (MK-6240) to be used in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans for assessing the status and progression of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) in the brain. ...

Keith Johnson Named 2017 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher


Dr. Keith Johnson has been named to the 2017 “Highly Cited Researchers” list from Clarivite Analytics. The list recognized 3,538 highly cited researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences. These researchers have distinguished themselves by publishing a high number of papers that rank in the top one percent most-cited in their respective ...

2018 Gordon Center Winter Holiday Party


A warm thank you to everyone who joined us for our winter holiday party....

2018 Human Amyloid Imaging Conference


The 12th Human Amyloid Imaging Conference will take place in Miami, Florida on January 17-19, 2018. Dr. Keith Johnson is organizing the event with the help of co-organizers Dr. Bill Klunk (University of Pittsburgh), Dr. Chet Mathis (University of Pittsburgh) and Dr. Bill Jagust (University of California, Berkeley). The conference includes podium and poster presentations on cutting edge research into biomarkers for Alzheimer’s-related disease....

Senior Research Technologist Honored by Coast Guard


Congratulations to Julia Scotton, Senior Research Technologist and Radiation Safety Manager at the MGH Gordon Center, for her recent promotion to Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. ...

Gordon Fellow Receives Marie Curie Fellowship Award


Dr. Heidi Jacobs, Instructor at HMS/MGH in the Johnson Lab has received a Marie Curie Fellowship Awardfor her work on molecular imaging of Alzheimer’s disease....

Gordon Fellow Wins MGH Clinical Research Day Award


Dr. Laura Ortiz-Téran won the 2017 MGH Clinical Research Day Radiology Department award for her study titled "Brain Circuit-Gene Expression Relationships and Neuroplasticity of Multisensory Cortices in Blind Children." As a Gordon Fellow, she is currently investigating the neuroplastic changes occurring in blind adults and children using graph theory based resting-state functional connectivity analyses. She ...

Data Analytics in Operations Management


Dr. Oleg S. Pianykh is the Director of Medical Analytics at the Department of Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. With academic background in applied computer science, He has been actively working in the field of innovative healthcare for the past 20 years. His scientific work ranged from research on ...

Novel Fiber-Based Optical Systems for Biomedical Applications


Dr. Rayan Zaman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Virginia Commonwealth University. She has developed a Circumferential-Intravascular-Radioluminescence-Photoacoustic-Imaging (CIRPI) system to detect and characterize vulnerable plaques in human, mice and porcine models. She was the guest speaker at a lecture organized by the MGH Gordon Center. Optical imaging offers many ...