I am interested in translating existing brain MRI methods to the peripheral nervous system. I also have experience in cardiac imaging, electroencephalography, and MRI applications used to study Alzheimer's Disease.
In general, my projects include probing the neurodegeneration of the peripheral nervous system, whether it be via heritable disease, trauma, or injury. Specifically, in collaboration with Dr. Li (Wayne State), I am applying MRI to the sciatic and tibial nerves in the leg of individuals with inherited neuropathies. Another project in collaboration with Dr. Wes Thayer at the VA includes imaging the median and ulnar nerves of the arm after trauma and injury, as well as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, over time of recovery. Finally, I am involved with pulse-programming and have implemented a multi-dimensional diffusion sequence to further probe the sciatic nerve health.
Pechman, K., Davis, L., Pridmore, M., Elliot, S., Gifford, K., Hohman, T., & Jefferson, A. L. (2016). Comparison of hippocampal segmentation methods to differentiate participants with mild cognitive impairment and normal cognition: The vanderbilt memory and aging project. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, 12(7 Supplement), P549-P550. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2016.06.1074
Gifford, K., Libon, D., Babicz, M., Hohman, T., Lane, E., Logan, L., Martin-Willet, R., Pechman, K., Pridmore, M., Seabolt, C., Thursby, M., Wiggins, M., Wisniewski, K., & Jefferson, A. (2016). A competitive queuing analysis of visual working memory deficits in non-demented older adults: The vanderbilt memory and aging project. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, 12(7 Supplement), P484-P485. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2016.06.955
Foster, P., Hubbard, T., Campbell, R., Poole, J., Pridmore, M., Bell, C., & Harrison, D. (2016). Spreading activation in emotional memory networks and the cumulative effects of somatic markers. Brain Informatics, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40708-016-0054-2?
Jefferson, A., Liu, D., Gifford, K., Hohman, T., Rane, S., Pechman, K., Logan, L., Benson, E., Wisniewski, K., Wiggins, M., Samuels, L., Pridmore, M., & Acosta, L. (2015). Clinician staging of mild cognitive impairment severity yields neuropsychological, neuroimaging, and genetic susceptibility differences among subtypes: The vanderbilt memory and aging project. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, 11(7), P241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2015.07.292