John C. Mazziotta, M.D., Ph.D.
300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite B200
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Positions & Affiliations:
Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLAD
Professor, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, Neurology, Radiology
Director, Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center
The goal of the research performed in the Brain Mapping Division of the Neuropsychiatric Institute is to develop multimodality, multidimensional maps of the human and nonhuman brain. This approach employs modern mathematical, computer science and informatic tools currently available to manage the vast amount of neuroscientific information available as well as the probabilistic nature of questions that deal with attributes that vary from structure to structure and individual to individual. The resulting composite maps formed from PET, MRI, optical imaging, trannscranial magnetic stimulation, EEG, post-mortem tissue analysis, and receptor binding assays give an ever evolving information source about cerebral function and structure.