Vanderbilt University
Institute of Imaging Science

Kalen Petersen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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I am interested in brain connectivity in health and disease. I have studied functional and structural neural networks in Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and other neurological disorders. I have also examined the function of the human orbitofrontal cortex. My work applies fMRI, arterial spin labeling, and diffusion tractography. I am also interested in diseases of lymphatic dysfunction and sodium sensitivity.



"Ventral striatal network connectivity reflects reward learning and behavior in patients with Parkinson's disease." Petersen et al., Human Brain Mapping 2018. "Structural and functional connectivity of the nondecussating dentato-rubro-thalamic tract." Petersen et al., NeuroImage 2018.