Sean C L Deoni Assistant Professor of Engineering

A physicist by training, but neuroscientist at heart. My work focuses on developing and applying magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to study brain structure and development. Our current studies involve following the process of myelination in healthy infants and toddlers in relationship to behavioural development. We hope this work will provide the foundation from which to determine what happens in children who develop psychiatric disorders, such as autism, ADHD, or developmental delay.

Research Areas

scholarly work

Deoni SCL, Mercure E, Blasi A, Gasston D, Thomspon A, Johnson M, Williams SC, Murphy DG. Mapping Infant Brain Myelination with Magnetic Resonance Imaging. J. Neurosci. 31: 784-791 (2011).

funded research

National Institutes of Mental Health (USA) ($2,600,000) Title: Imaging White Matter Maturation in Healthy Neurodevelopment. (Sept 2009) Role: P.I.

Alzheimer's Association (USA) ($80,000). Title: Imaging Myelin Loss Associated with Alzheimer's Disease. (Feb 2010) Role: P.I.