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Victoria L. Morgan, Ph.D

Vicky Morgan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and member for the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS), is a biomedical engineer with expertise in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Dr. Morgan graduated from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and earned her masters and doctorate degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. She joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1999, and she currently has secondary appointments in biomedical engineering, neurological surgery and neurology. Her primary interest is in clinical translational research bring new imaging methods to patient care. She is currently directing projects including using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to study brain activation under various situations. Specifically, she is developing fMRI methods to localize seizure activity in patients with epilepsy. Other projects include the mapping of normal and pathological neural circuits using fMRI, adapting fMRI mapping for clinical use in presurgical evaluations, and developing software tools for use in development and evaluation of fMRI processing algorithms.