Vanderbilt University
Institute of Imaging Science

Baxter P. Rogers, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Research Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Information
(615) 343-4636


I study the structure and function of the brain. I am particularly interested in methods of measuring the timing of functional MRI signals and the correlations between them, and in applications of these methods to the study of neurological and mental disorders.


I am currently involved in a series of studies of hippocampal structure and function in epilepsy and psychosis, using ultra high field MRI with new methods of measuring functional connectivity and statistical approaches appropriate for the large data sets involved. Recent methodological work is focused on understanding dynamic variation in functional connectivity over short time scales (minute to minute).


SB Katwal, JC Gore, R Marois, BP Rogers. Unsupervised spatiotemporal analysis of fMRI data using graph-based visualizations of self-organizing maps. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 60(9):2472-83 (2013).  

BP Rogers, JM Sheffield, AS Luksik, S Heckers. Systematic error in hippocampal volume asymmetry measurement is minimal with a manual segmentation protocol. Frontiers in Neuroscience 6:179 (2012).

SB Katwal, JC Gore, JC Gatenby, BP Rogers. Measuring relative timings of brain activities using fMRI. Neuroimage 66:436-448 (2012).

ND Woodward, B Rogers, S Heckers. Functional resting-state networks are differentially affected in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res 130(1-3):86-93 (2011).

BP Rogers, VL Morgan, AT Newton, JC Gore. Assessing functional connectivity in the human brain by fMRI. Review. Magn Reson Imaging 25(10):1347-57 (2007).