Neuroimaging RIG

The UCSF Neuroimaging Research Interest Group (RIG) studies the structure and function of the healthy and diseased brain, and develops and applies innovative techniques for imaging, analyzing and monitoring the brain in neurologic and psychiatric disease. The RIG collaborates closely with experts in other departments and specialties in the search for improved understanding, tools, and outcomes. 

Who we serve

The Neuro RIG's research will translate to healthier futures for those who:

  • Suffering from epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cerebrovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s
  • Requiring fetal or infant brain imaging to assess normal development and congenital brain malformations 
  • Experiencing psychiatric disease including schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder 
  • With brain tumor who require diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring 
  • With neck and back pain 
  • Experiencing substance abuse and addiction 
  • Suffering from infection and inflammatory disorders 
  • With traumatic brain injury

Conditions we address

The clinical application of our research includes special focus on:

  • Normal brain development and congenital brain malformations in the fetus and infant
  • Brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and monitoring
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Psychiatric disease including schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Addiction
  • Infection and inflammatory disorders
  • Neck and back pain

Who we partner with

We look forward to building relationships a wide range of partners:

  • patients and their families
  • researchers from our own and other institutions
  • visionaries who seek to serve the populations we do
  • corporate partners in neuroscience, data science and imaging
  • donors committed to improving the lives of others

Beyond medical research

In addition to researching causes and treatments for brain disease, the Neuroradiology RIG collects and analyzes data from multiple sources and imaging modalities to better understand neurologic and psychiatric conditions. Our over-arching vision is to enable precision medicine approaches for individualized assessment and healing and population-based health approaches to addressing neurologic and psychiatric disease at a larger scale. 

Who we are

The RIG is made up of:

  • clinical and research faculty
  • postdoctoral fellows
  • research staff
  • medical and graduate students

Our Neuroimaging research labs:

Neuroimaging RIG Members: