NAC is organized into several technological research and development cores. The scientific activity in the cores is orchestrated by the center directors. Decisions about allocation of resources of the center are made by the directors after consultation with the internal advisory board. An external advisory board provides strategic guidance and reports back to NIH on an annual basis. 

In addition to striving for academic excellence in our fields of research, we put a particular focus on collaboration, service, training and dissemination activities as intended for a Biomedical Technology Resource Center.

Center Directors

Carl-Fredrik Westin Ron Kikinis
Carl-Fredrik Westin, PhD Ron Kikinis, MD


Technological Research and Development Core PIs

Multidimensional MRI

Statistical Inference for
Imaging and Disease

Image Features for
Brain Phenotypes

Carl-Fredrik Westin Polina Golland Sandy Wells
PI: Carl-Fredrik Westin, PhD PI: Polina Golland, PhD PI: Sandy Wells, PhD
Yogesh   Lauren O'donnel
Co-PI: Yogesh Rathi, PhD   Co-PI: Lauren O’Donnell, PhD

Outreach: Training, Service, Dissemination

Sonia Michael Halle  
Sonia Pujol, PhD Michael Halle, PhD  


Internal Advisory Board

Carl-Fredrik Westin Ron Kikinis Clare Tempany Polina Golland Michael Halle
Carl-Fredrik Westin, PhD Ron Kikinis, MD Clare Tempany, MD Polina Golland, PhD Michael Halle, PhD
Steve Pieper Sonia Sandy Wells    
Steve Pieper, PhD Sonia Pujol, PhD Sandy Wells, PhD    


Scientific Advisory Board

Sarang Joshi
Jim Duncan, PhD
Mark Does, PhD Guido Gerig, PhD Chris Johnson, PhD Sarang Joshi, PhD
Sandy Napel, PhD Daniel Rueckert, PhD Paul Thompson, PhD Arthur Toga, PhD  


Administrative Support Team

Katie Mastrogiacomo Maria Loy M Jakab
Katie Mastrogiacomo, BA
Operational Manager
Maria Loy, BS, MBA, MPH 
Project Manager  
Marianna Jakab, MS
Research and Publications
Compliance Manager