The Computational and Advanced Neuroimaging of brain DYnamics (CANDY) Lab is directed by Dr. Jingyuan Chen, and affiliated with the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Our research program lies at the interface of biomedical engineering, signal processing, and neuroscience. We advance neuroimaging techniques (with an emphasis on functional PET-MRI and ultra-high-field fMRI) and computational approaches to study the biophysical and molecular mechanisms underlying intrinsic brain activity, and the neurobiological consequences enacted by cognition, arousal, and disease.
💰💰 We are grateful to the NIH NIMH R21 award for funding our research! We will apply functional PET-MRI to probe the mechanisms underlying fMRI deactivations in cognitive tasks.
🦒🦒 Xiao joined the lab as a visiting undergraduate research assistant! She is a junior undergraduate student at Tsinghua University, majoring in Biomedical Engineering.
🥳 Dakota gave a talk on characterizing fMRI signatures of systemic physiology in healthy aging at Human Connectome Project (HCP)/Adult Aging Brain Connectome (AABC) Data Symposium
📖 Dakota, Shirley, and Penghui attended the Martinos Center laminar fMRI short course!
🎤 We are heading to Montreal for OHBM 2023! Dakota will present her work on 7T white-matter fMRI and the fMRI signatures of systemic physiology in aging; Sean will present his work on functional PET analysis; and Jingyuan will give an educational talk and a symposium talk.
🥳 Shirley graduated from UCSD! Congrats!
🎤 We are heading to Toronto for ISMRM 2023! Dakota will present her 7T white matter fMRI work.
🥳 Dakota graduated from NYU. Congrats! She will join the lab as a research technician II this summer.
🦒🦒 Shirley will join the lab as a lab manager/research assistant this summer! She is finishing her undergraduate degree at UCSD.
🦒🦒 Zihad will join the lab as a research assistant this summer! He is an undergraduate student at Northeastern University, majoring in bioengineering and biochemistry.
💰💰 We are grateful to the BrightFocus Foundation for funding our research! We will apply simultaneous EEG-PET-MRI to study the mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease.
🦒🦒 Penghui will join the lab as a visiting student this summer! He is a junior at the Southern University of Science and Technology in China, majoring in Intelligent Medical Engineering.
🥳 Both Sean and Dakota’s abstracts are accepted by OHBM! Dakota’s abstract is also selected for an oral presentation. Congrats!
🥳 Dakota’s abstract is accepted by ISMRM! She also receives the trainee travel stipend. Congrats!
Aloha! The CANDY lab has arrived!
💰💰 We are grateful to the NIH NINDS R00 award for funding our research! We will advance a functional PET-MRI framework to characterize the metabolic signatures of functional network behaviors across different arousal and cognitive states.
💰💰 We are also grateful to the Harvard Mind Brain Behavior Faculty Research Award and the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator Grant for funding our research! We will apply simultaneous EEG-PET-MRI to study the mechanisms of cognitive deficits in Schizophrenia.