David Grayson


  • Graduate Student
  • Neuroscience Graduate Group
  • Amaral Lab


Research Summary

My long-term goals involve three main areas of neuroscience research: 1) characterizing the relationships between large-scale structural and functional brain networks, 2) understanding neuropathological mechanisms leading to altered network organization of the brain, and 3) understanding how disruptions in brain organization may underlie behavioral deficits in neuropsychiatric conditions. My training has encompassed multiple disciplines across cognitive neuroscience, neuroanatomy, brain imaging, and mathematics. I specialize in non-invasive structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging methods as well as network analysis techniques in humans and in non-human primates. Much of my graduate school work has focused on applying these methods in order to demonstrate a link between focal neuropathology (i.e. lesion or inactivation) and widespread neurophysiological consequences. Ultimately this work seeks to provide a more modern conceptual foundation with which we can investigate the etiology of complex neuropsychiatric disorders.