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On hold for summer and will resume in the Fall

Tentatively held on every 2nd and 4th Thursday each month from 11 am - noon (Central Standard Time) via ZOOM conference with some additional weekdays depending on speaker availability. Please refer to email updates for announcements and reminders.

The series will run in two parallel tracks:

(1) Neuroimaging track (Every 4th Thursday).
This track will features speakers external to BCM presenting their neuroimaging work. The Seminar Series features leaders in the field of human neuroscience discussing their latest research.

Suggestions for speakers are welcome. Please send suggestions to Junqian (Gordon) Xu (

(2) Journal-club/Lab-mixer track (Every 2nd Thursday).
This track will feature informal presentations from CAMRI faculty and trainees on their own projects or on literature of interest. These will be shorter presentations to leave ample time for discussion.The purpose of the journal club is to discuss high-impact, insightful articles from all areas of human neuroscience, especially functional and anatomical MRI. The format is an interactive, open forum with a primary presenter and the full participation of the audience. This journal club will provide a learning environment for the critical analysis of journal articles, presentation skills, and experimental design.

If you or a lab member would like to present, please send nominations (name, lab, title of the talk and preferred presentation date) to Junqian (Gordon) Xu (

If you or someone you know would like to be notified about upcoming seminars, please contact

Academic Year 2021-2022
Seminars during this year will be completely virtual. Please e-mail CAMRI in order to receive the Zoom invitations.

1/13/22 Chadi Abdallah, MD. Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine. Challenges and opportunities in our search for a robust and reproducible biomarker of ketamine.
2/10/22 Junqian Xu, Baylor College of Medicine. How much slice acceleration for 3T fMRI.
2/21/22 MONDAY @1pm Bart Larsen, University of Pennsylvania. Studying the Development of Brain Iron During Adolescence: Implications for Dopaminergic Neurobiology and Cognition hosted by Chadi Calarge
3/24/22 Matthew Glasser, Washington University of Saint Louis. Updates on the Human Connectome Project and T1w/T2w Myelin Mapping hosted by Junqian (Gordon) Xu
4/28/22 Brian Russ, Nathan Kline Institute. Whole-brain functional markers of neuromodulation in the nonhuman primates. hosted by Jeffrey Yau
5/12/22 Emily Finn, Dartmouth College hosted by Junqian (Gordon) Xu
5/26/22 Irina Esterlis, Yale University hosted by Chadi Abdallah
6/9/22 David Ress, Baylor College of Medicine. Measurement of stretch-evoked brainstem function using fMRI.
& Dr. Meghan Robinson, Department of Neurosurgery, BCM. Choice of nuisance regression in functional connectivity impacts detection of group differences in mental health conditions
6/23/22 Malgorzata (Gosia) Marjanska, University of Minnesota. Brain neurochemistry studied with in vivo MRS: aging, Alzheimer's disease, brain tumors hosted by Junqian (Gordon) Xu
9/8/22 Flywheel
9/15/22 Dr. Brian Russ, Nathan Kline Institute. Whole-brain functional markers of neuromodulation in the nonhuman primate
10/13/22 Dr. Damien Fair, University of Minnestoa, and the NOUS Imaging team. Improving Brain Image Acquisition Through Motion Monitoring and Biofeedback
12/22/22 Jonathan Power, Weill Cornell Medical College. hosted by Junqian (Gordon) Xu