RII Seminars


All Seminars are held in room 2.634, RII Seminar Room, McDermott Clinical Sciences Building
8403 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX

For seminar information, please contact Margie Gatica (210-567-8176).

To view the entire August - December 2009 schedule, click here.

  • December 18, 2009: Greg Allen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX  "Imaging the Cerebellum in Autism Spectrum Disorders"

  • December 11, 2009: Jarek Wosik, Ph.D., Research Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston, and Director of High Frequency Bioengineering Laboratory, Texas Center for Conductivity, Houston, TX "Cryogenic MRI coils and arrays: are the superconducting coils worth the trouble"

  • November 20, 2009: Jennifer L. Robinson, Ph.D., Director, Neuroimaging Center, Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Neuroscience Institute “Meta-analytic Connectivity Modeling and Functional Connectivity: Current Projects and Future Applications”.

  • November 6, 2009: John Blangero, Ph.D. Scientist, Department of Genetics, Director, AT&T Genomics Computing Center Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research San Antonio, TX “Integrative Approaches to the Identification of Genes Involved in Brain Structure and Function”

  • October 23, 2009: Andrew K. Dunn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas "Optical Methods for Simultaneous Imaging of Multiple Hemodynamic Parameters"

  • October 16, 2009: Anna Maria A. Lindley, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio “Genetic Haplo-Insufficiency Syndromes in Mental Retardation: A Case Study and Treatment Prospects”

  • October 2, 2009: Amy Ramage, Ph.D., Instructor Research Imaging Institute, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio “The combined effects of ApoE4 carrier status and presence of CSF markers Aß, Tau, and Hyperphosphorylated Tau on glucose metabolism in the MCI and normal elderly brain”

  • September 25, 2009: Ai-Ling Lin, Ph.D. Instructor Research Imaging Institute The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio “Differential Roles of Neurons and Glia for Activation-Induced Increases in Blood Flow and Oxygen Metabolism in Human Visual Cortex: MRI and MRS Evidence for the ANLS Model”

  • September 18, 2009: Peter T. Fox, M.D. Director, Research Imaging Institute, Vice Chair for Research & Research Education, Department of Radiology, Professor, Neurology, Physiology, Psychiatry, and Radiology The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio “MACM Connectivity & the State of its Development and Validation”

  • September 11, 2009: Thomas E. Milner, Ph.D. Marion E. Forsman Centennial Professor in Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Department, The University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas “Polarization Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography for Early Diagnosis of Glaucoma”

  • August 28, 2009: Donald M. Dougherty, Ph.D. The William & Marguerite Wurzbach Distinguished Professor Department of Psychiatry, Director of the Neurobehavioral Research Laboratory and Clinic (NRLC) and Co-Director of the Research Residency Program, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio “Conceptualization and Measurement of Impulsivity as it Relates to Psychiatry”

  • May 22, 2009: Matthew Cykowksi, M.D., "White matter abnormalities in developmental stuttering".

  • May 8, 2009: Hanzhang Lu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, TI Endowed Scholar in Advanced Imaging Technologies, Advanced Imaging Research Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, "Normalizing fMRI Signals with Resting State Venous Oxygenation".

  • April 24, 2009 - no lecture due to Battle of Flowers Parade Day

  • March 6, 2009 - Anna Devor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Neurosciences and Radiology, University of California San Diego (UCSD), "Functional Regulation of Cerebral Blood Flow: from 2-photon microscopy to BOlD"

  • February 20, 2009 - Carlo Semenza, M.D., Professor of Neuropsychology, Department of Neuroscience, University of Padova, Italy - "The Neuropsychology of Nominal Categories"

  • January 30, 2009 - Dr. Peter Kochunov - topic - "A Friday Afternoon Delight. Let's talk of mind and age of lineage and brain."

  • January 9, 2009 - Charles Akos Szabo, M.D., Interim Chair, Department of Neurology, "Imaging Photosensitivity"

  • January 2, 2009 - no lecture due to day after New Years


  • December 2008 - no lectures scheduled

  • November 14, 2008 - no lecture due to Society of Neuroscience meeting

  • November 7, 2008 - Dr. Charles Wilson, "Origin of Asynchrony in the Subthalamo-pallidal Pathway"

  • October 31, 2008 - no lecture due to ICBM meeting

  • October 10, 2008 - no lecture scheduled

  • Jul 25, 2008: Peter T. Fox, M.D. Director, Research Imaging Institute, UT Health Science Center "3T Trio Upgrade"

  • Jul 18, 2008: Peter T. Fox, M.D. Director, Research Imaging Institute, UT Health Science Center "State of the RIC "

  • Jul 3, 2008 10 AM: Terrence Sejnowski, Ph.D. Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, University of California "A Critique of Pure Vision"

  • May 30, 2008: Emily Stanley, Social Science Research Associate I, Research Imaging Institute, UTHSCSA "Tone Language Study: ERPs and Behavior"

  • May 23, 2008: Allan D. Coop, PhD, Computational Biology Initiative, UTHSCSA/UTSA, Instructor/Research "Information Theoretic Analysis of Biological Processes"

  • May 9, 2008: John Buchanan, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University, "Integrating and Switching Motor Primitives to Adapt Rapid Aiming Responses to Changing Environmental Conditions"

  • May 2, 2008: Nicole Wicha, Ph.D., TBA

  • April 11, 2008: J. Daniel Ragland, Ph.D., University of California at Davis Imaging Research Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences "How Prefrontal Control Relates to Episodic Memory Impairment in Schizophrenia"

  • April 4, 2008: Iris T. Facundo, "Faculty Training in Grants"

  • March 28, 2008: Jennifer Robinson, Ph.D., Psychiatric Neuroimaging Core, Department of Psychiatry, UTHSCSA "Neurophysiological Effects of Exogenous Cortisol Administration"

  • March 21, 2008: Jennifer Robinson, Post-doctoral Fellow, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Core, Department of Psychiatry, UTHSCSA "Neurophysiological Effects of Exogenous Cortisol Administration"

  • March 14, 2008: Keith A. Bartels, Ph.D. Manager, Biomedical Engineering Section, Southwest Research Institute "FDA Oversight of Medical Device Design, Manufacturing & Marketing"

  • Wednesday, March 12, 2008: Dr. Kirrie J. Ballard, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia "Genotype-phenotype relationships in speech disorders: FOXP2 as example"

  • February 29, 2008: Elena Salillas, Ph.D. Department of Biology, UTSA and Department of Psychology, Univeristy of Trieste, Italy "Numbers, Space & Language: Linked Domains? Data from TMS & ERP"

  • February 22, 2008: Yusheng Feng, Associate Professor and Director, Computational Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Univeristy of Texas at San Antonio "MR Thermal Imaging Guided Laser Therapy for Prostate Cancer Treatment and Real Time Optimal Control"

  • February 15, 2008: Natalie Ceballos, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Pschology, Texas State University, San Marcos "Substance Abuse & Co-Morbid Disorders: Brain Maturation in Adolescents at Risk"

  • February 8, 2008: Todd Troyer, UTSA "A Behavioral Analysis of the Motor Code for Birdsong"

  • February 1, 2008: Jennifer Robinson, Post-doctoral Fellow, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Core, Department of Psychiatry, UTHSCSA "Neurophysiological Effects of Exogenous Cortisol Administration"

  • January 25, 2008: Matt Cykowski, UTHSCSA "A preliminary study of developmental stuttering with diffusion tensor imaging"

  • January 18, 2008: David Resse McKay, Student of Neuroscience Imaging, UTHSCSA "Compartmental TMS"


  • December 14th 2007: Dr. Timothy P. Mottet, Professor & Henry W. & Margaret Hauser Chair Department of Communication, The University of Texas-Pan American "Exploring the Effects of TBIs on Social Communication & Relational Outcomes"

  • 1:00 PM December 7th 2007: Claudia S. Robertson, M.D., Professor of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine "Erythropoietin Neuroprotection" and
    Robert M. Bryan, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine "Increased Vascular Resistance after TBI"

  • November 30th 2007: Hugo Cornelis, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow "Computational Model Publication: a Neuroscience Case Study"

  • October 12th 2007: Daniel Perugini, D.O B.G. USA (Ret.), Associate Vice President for Research, Office of the Vice President for Research "Security 101 at the Research Imaging Center " MANDATORY for all RIC personnel and affliates

  • September 28th 2007: Robin Hilsabeck, PhD, ABPP-CN Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry "Relationship between Inteferon-alpha and Cognitive Dysfunction in Patients with Hepatitis C"

  • July 13th 2007: Peter T Fox, M.D. "PubMed Plus: New Directions in Publishing and Data Mining"

  • June 29th 2007: Jack L Lancaster, Michael Martinez. "Preview of Mango a Freely Distributed Image Analysis Application."

  • Tue, June 5th 2007: Angela Laird, Ai-Ling Lin & Shalini Narayana. "OHBM Practice Talks."

  • June 1th 2007 at 3:30 PM: Mark A Smith, PhD, Case Western Reserve University. "Molecular Mechanisms in Alzheimer Disease: Facts and Fictions."

  • May 25th 2007: Luis Schettino, PhD, Trinity University. "Temporal Parameters of Handshape Determination During Grasping."

  • Tuesday May 22th 2007 at 12:00 PM: Jack de la Torre, PhD, Case Western Reserve University. "Neuroimaging techniques to predict candidates for Alzheimer's disease."

  • May 18th 2007: Evangelos Christou, PhD, Texas A & M University. "Aging and the neuromuscular control of fine motor output."

  • May 4th 2007: Timothy Schallert, PhD, University of Texas at Austin. "Behavior-dependent neuroplasticity and cell survival in animal models of Parkinson's disease and stroke."

  • April 20th 2007: Barbara T Conboy, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, The University of Washington. "Dual language experience in infancy: Language experience, cognitive factors, and brain development."

  • April 13th 2007: Charles J Wilson, PhD, Professor of Biology, The University of Texas at San Antonio. "Ionic mechanisms governing the spontaneous activity of striatal cholinergic interneurons."

  • March 30th 2007: Amy Ramage, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow, Research Imaging Institute. "Adaptation to perturbations in normal sentence comprehension: Evidence from behavioral and fMRI data."

  • March 23rd 2007: Swathi Kiran, PhD, Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas at Austin. "Treatment for naming deficits in aphasia."

  • March 9th 2007: Thomas Coyle, PhD, Associate Professor, The University of Texas at San Antonio. "Using Factor Analysis to Identify Frontal Brain Networks Involved in Executive Function in Older Adults."

  • March 2nd 2007: George Bartzokis, MD, Professor of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine-UCLA, Director, UCLA Memory Disorders & Alzheimer's Disease Clinic, Director, Clinical Core-UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Research Ctr. "Brain aging and age-related risk factors for neurodegenerative disorders."

  • February 6th 2007: Christopher A. Rabago, PT, MPT, MEd., Doctoral Student, Research Imaging Institute, UTSA/UTHSCSA Biomedical Engineering, PhD Candidacy Proposal Defense. "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Based Neuro-evaluative and Neuro-modulatory Tools."

  • January 12th 2007: Julie Wambaugh, PhD, CCC/SLP, Associate Professor, University of Utah. "Treatment for Acquired Apraxia of Speech."

  • January 26th 2007: Timothy Q Duong, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology & Radiology, Director, Yerkes Imaging Center, Yerkes Research Center, Emory University. "Recent technical advances in MRI: Application to stroke and retinal diseases." 


  • December 15th 2006: Adam Jacks, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, UTHSCSA, Research Imaging Institute. "Exploring the neural mechanisms of speech motor control."

  • December 8th 2006: Jennifer Robinson PhD, UTHSCSA. "Physiological and Cognitive Consequences of Emotion Regulation."

  • Wednesday, December 6th 2006: Kihak Lee, PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering, UTHSCSA/UTSA. "A Positron-probe for Arterial Input Function Quantification: Implementation and H2O15 Characterization in Rodents and Humans."

  • Wednesday, December 6th 2006: Felipe S. Salinas, PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering, UTHSCSA/UTSA. "Detailed 3-D Models of the Induced Electric Field of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Coils."

  • December 1st 2006: Baxter P. Rogers, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science. "Connectivity Modeling of fMRI Data."

  • November 17th 2006: Dr Ashley Acheson, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Imaging Institute. "Animal and human laboratory models of a form of impulsivity."

  • October 20th 2006: Tom Arnow, Research Imaging Institute. "From vision modeling to visual search - A long sad saga."

  • October 13th 2006: Hugo Cornelis, PhD, Research Imaging Institute. "Computational neuroscience simulators: Software design and application to cerebellar purkinje cell modeling."

  • September 29th 2006: Dr. Angela Laird PhD, UTHSCSA, Research Imaging Institute."Modeling functional neuroimaging data using BrainMap, meta-analysis, and structural equation modeling."

  • September 15th 2006: Roger Ingham, PhD & Janis Ingham, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara. "An overview of the grant project Stuttering Therapy and Neurophysiological Interaction."

  • September 8th 2006: David Glahn, PhD, Research Imaging Institute, Department of Psychiatry. "Neurocognitive and Neuroimaging Endophenotypic Markers for Psychotic Illnesses."

  • August 25th 2006: Lisa D. Nickerson, Harvard Medical School. "Experiences and Progress on My NIDA K Award: Novel Use of fMRI to Study Substance Abuse Problems."

  • February 16th 2006: Matthew Cykowski, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow, Research Imaging Institute. "A preliminary study of central sulcus morphology."

  • February 9th 2006: Donald A. Robin, PhD, Professor, Research Imaging Institute, Depts. of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery & Physical Therapy. "Apraxia of speech: a disorder of motor programming."