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John VanMeter, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Director, Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging

B.S. -- University of Oklahoma, 1987, Computer Science
M.S. -- Dartmouth College, 1991, Computer Science
Ph.D. -- Dartmouth College, 1993, Computer Science

Dr. Van Meter's research interests are varied but focus on the interaction of medial prefrontal cortex and the limbic system with regards to emotion regulation in disorders such autism and PTSD. My other area of focus is development and the effects of different environmental influences such as early alcohol initiation. As the Director of the neuroimaging center, he is involved in a number of studies.

Dr. VanMeter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center and Director of the 3T MRI facility at the Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging. He has over 15 years experience in the design and implementation of neuroimaging experiments as well as their data analysis. Dr. VanMeter's experience includes two years as a staff fellow in the Laboratory of Neuroscience in the National Institute of Aging, where he co-authored the first paper to use fMRI to investigate dyslexia. Dr. VanMeter has also led the development of a number of major software programs as the Director of Research and Development at Sensor Systems, Inc. This includes a commercial software package that is utilized at over 300 research institutions worldwide in the analysis of multi-modal datasets including structural MRI and fMRI as well as the subsequent development of one of the first FDA cleared fMRI clinical analysis package. As PI of an NIH funded P50 research project, Dr. VanMeter is applying a number of MRI based techniques including fMRI, Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), and MR spectroscopy to determine the neurobiolgocial basis of autism.

Dr. Van Meter's research interests are varied but focus on the interaction of medial prefrontal cortex and the limbic system with regards to emotion regulation in disorders such autism and PTSD. His other area of focus is development and the effects of different environmental influences such as early alcohol initiation. As the Director of the neuroimaging center, he is involved in numerous studies.

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