Joshua Vogelstein PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Telephone Number: 410-516-8775

Clark Hall, Rm 317c
3400 N. Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21218
Room: 317C Clark Hall
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Areas of Research
Systems, Cognitive + Computational Neuroscience
Neural Circuits, Ensembles + Connectomes

Graduate Program Affiliations

Biomedical Engineering Program

Neuroscience Training Program

Open Connectome Project

The primary motivating force behind the Open Connect​ome Project is to make state-of-the-art neuroscience open to anybody with computer access, regardless of knowledge, training, or background. Open science means open to view, play, analyze, contribute… anything.

We are interested in all levels of “connectomes” , from the nano (using electron microscopy) to the macro (using magnetic resonance imaging). We (and others) conjecture that connectomes contain troves of information about who we are and how we tick. The size and multi-center nature of these data sets makes hosting services for these data beyond the scope of many individual labs. Therefore, the Open Connectome Project facilitates the analysis of connectome data by providing a unified front for connectomics research.

Specifically, these days, we focus on the two kinds of data sets mentioned above: Electron Microscopy (EM) data and various forms of Magnetic Resonance (MR) data. With regard to the MR data, the NIH recently announced a Request for Information (RFI): Expansion of sharing and standardization of NIH-funded human brain imaging data.

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