Laboratory of Neuroimaging (LNI)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institutes of Health
10 Center Drive, Room B2L124: MSC 1013
Bethesda, MD 20892-1013
Chief of Laboratory
Nora D. Volkow, MD
Senior Investigator, NIAAA
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Phone: 1 (301) 402-0868

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Dr. Volkow became Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health in May 2003. In addition to her role in NIDA, she is the chief of LNI in NIAAA. Her work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of the human brain. As a research psychiatrist and scientist, Dr. Volkow pioneered the use of brain imaging to investigate the toxic effects and addictive properties of abusable drugs. Her studies have documented changes in the dopamine system affecting, among others, the functions of frontal brain regions involved with motivation, drive, and pleasure in addiction. She has also made important contributions to the neurobiology of obesity, ADHD, and aging. Dr. Volkow has published more than 580 peer-reviewed articles and written more than 90 book chapters and non-peer reviewed manuscripts, and has also edited three books on neuroimaging for mental and addictive disorders.


What we do

LNI uses brain imaging (PET, MRI and simultaneous PET/MRI) to study the neurocircuitry that underlies the rewarding effects of drugs of abuse and of natural reinforcers and their disruption in diseases of addiction and obesity. For this purpose we study how reward circuits modulate executive function (self-control), interoception, and motivation in the normal human brain including an understanding of the role of brain dopamine signaling, functional brain network interactions and genetics. We evaluate the disruption of these interactions in substance use disorder and morbid obesity, which are disorders characterized by deficits in self-control and reward sensitivity. We also focus on methodological studies to advance the tools to study function of the human brain including development of PET radiotracers, which is focused on the development of ligands to map epigenetic processes, development of analytical tools to help analyze and understand the underlying physiology behind the dynamically complex patterns of brain networks.


We are looking for volunteers!


Our Research Protocols that are actively recruiting volunteers:

14-AA-0144 Reliability of The Human Brain Connectome

15-AA-0186 Development of Neuroimaging Methods to Assess the Neurobiology of Addiction

17-AA-0114 Brain Dopaminergic Signaling in Opioid Use Disorders (OUD)

17-AA-0178 Dopaminergic Modulation of Brain Activation Using Simultaneous PET/Pharmacological MRI


Research Protocols that are not recruiting:

14-AA-0187 Dopamine Rhythms in Health and Addiction

15-AA-0031 Human Brain Mapping of the Apparent Diffusion Coefficient (ADC) During Sleep and Wakefulness 

16-AA-0059 Characterization of Brain Amyloid-beta (A-beta) Retention During Wakefulness And Following Emergence From Sleep In Healthy Subjects 

14-AA-0192 Brain Inflammation and Function in Alcoholism

17-AA-0152 Ketogenic Diet (KD) in Alcoholism


Current Staff

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Sung Won (Sunny) Kim, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
Phone: 1 (301) 496-5548

Sunny is an organic chemist as well as chief radiochemist of LNI. His research focus has been on radiotracer development and its medical application using positron emission tomography (PET). His research involves the following: 1) design or selection of suitable molecules for radiotracer guided by in vitro biological activity, 2) organic synthesis and radiochemistry for in vivo imaging, and 3) optimization of radiotracers using rodents and non-human primates for translational research to humans. Recently, he completed the in vivo pharmacological profiling of buspirone using multiple dopamine tracers, to evaluate its potential for the treatment of cocaine addiction using a D3R-prefering radiotracer called[11C]PHNO. Since 2009, he continues his effort for in vivo imaging tool development targeting brain epigenetic biomarkers such as histone deacetylase (HDAC). Currently, he is also interested in automation and miniaturization of radiosynthesis devices for carbon-11 precursors and compounds, to optimize radiotracer production and streamline laboratory operations.


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Dardo Tomasi, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
Phone: 1 (301) 496-1589

Dardo is an MRI physicist with expertise in gradient coil design, functional MRI and PET imaging. His work focuses on brain metabolism, function, structure and neurochemistry in normal subjects and psychiatric populations. He is interested on novel MRI approaches to map brain function and connectivity with high temporal and spatial resolution. Recently, Dr. Tomasi developed ultra-fast graph theory methods to compute short- and long-range functional connectivity maps from "resting-state" echo-planar imaging time series that when used in large public image databases revealed pronounced gender and aging effects on the brain's functional architecture.


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Gene-Jack Wang, MD
Senior Clinician & Clinical Director
Phone: 1 (301) 496-5012

Gene-Jack is a board certified Nuclear Medicine physician. He joined NIAAA as a senior clinician and the clinical director of LNI in 2013. Prior to his current appointment, he was a professor of Radiology at Stony Brook University, a senior scientist and chairman of the medical department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He also held a joint appointment as a professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His research focuses on the application of PET and functional MRI to the study of various brain disorders. He is interested in using PET to study the neuro-psychiatric mechanisms and manifestations of alcoholism, drug addiction, ADHD, obesity and eating disorder in humans. Using PET, he first reported similarity of human brain circuits’ disruption in drug addiction and in obesity. Prior to his appointment in NIH, he had obtained grant awards from Department of Energy, NIH and pharmaceutical company to support his research. As results of his imaging research, he has published 281 original articles, 45 review articles, 18 book chapters.


Sukru Baris Demiral, Ph.D.

Sukru Baris Demiral, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

Baris received his Ph.D. from the University of Leipzig, Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology, Germany, through a joint project in Max Planck Institute Cognitive and Brain Sciences. He studied physics in his undergraduate studies, then conducted cognitive modeling work and neurolinguistics research in the following years. His developing interests in neurophysiology, neurotransmitter dynamics, addiction, motivation, and genetics led him to work in a number of neurophysiology labs as a post-doc. He joined LNI in early 2016, and he explored the effects of arousal, sleep, and sleep deprivation on neural dynamics, brain metabolism, and health via multi-modal imaging including fMRI, PET and simultaneous EEG-fMRI techniques. Currently, he is a research scientist at the Walter Reed research center and joined the lab as a special volunteer in May 2018.


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Karen Torres
Protocol Coordinator
Phone: 1 (301) 496-4186

Karen joined the Laboratory of Neuroimaging (LNI) as a Clinical Protocol Coordinator in 2010. Previous to coming on board in the NIAAA/LNI, she performed the same role starting in 2003 when the NIAAA/LNI was first established at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, NY. Karen's role as the Clinical Protocol Coordinator covers working on and managing protocols starting from inception through, scientific review, IRB submissions, IND preparation and protocol implementation. She organizes and schedules scientific seminars, presentations and talks by current lab staff as well as invited guests. In addition to these activities, she manages the NIAAA calendar for the Laboratory Chief of LNI.


Michele-Vera Yonga, CRNP, FNP

Michele-Vera Yonga, CRNP, FNP
Nurse Practitioner
Phone: (301) 402-0910

Michele-Vera Yonga is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She joined the Laboratory of Neuroimaging at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in May 2019. Prior to joining NIAAA, she worked as a Nurse Practitioner in Family Practice/Urgent Care, seeing patients with a diverse array of medical conditions. Prior to working in urgent care, she worked as a Registered Nurse in Acute Care Rehabilitation at the Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington D.C. for several years. Mrs. Yonga also worked as Nursing Supervisor in skilled nursing for a couple of years prior to working at Medstar. At LNI, she screens and evaluates participants and assigns them to different protocols. She educates the participants with the procedures and provides patient care during procedures and follow-ups. She is responsible for coordination and implementation of clinical research projects. She assists with data collection and documentation.


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Ehsan Shokri Kojori, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Phone: 1 (301) 451-3020

Ehsan joined the lab as a postdoctoral IRTA fellow in August 2014 and became a Research Fellow in May 2016. He earned a Ph.D. degree in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas in Spring 2014. Ehsan also has a background in electrical engineering and signal processing. His interests include combining brain imaging modalities (e.g., fMRI, DTI, and PET) and behavioral measurements to understand the neurocognitive underpinnings of goal directed behavior. His current work involves studying how addiction and alcohol abuse affect efficiency and energetic cost of the brain networks. He is also working on developing novel methodologies to better characterize anatomical and functional brain connectivity indices.


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Peter Manza, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral IRTA Fellow
Phone: 301-496-5012

Pete joined the LNI as a postdoctoral IRTA fellow in February 2017. He studied psychology and biology at the University of Rochester and earned his Ph.D. in integrative neuroscience from Stony Brook University in December 2016. Pete is interested in how dopamine influences cognitive control in health and neuropsychiatric disease. He is currently working on combining fMRI, PET, and neuropsych measures to understand how negative emotionality and stress influence brain functions that support cognitive control in drug addiction.


Gus Bakhoda, PhD

Gus Bakhoda, PhD
Postdoctoral IRTA Fellow

Gus joined the LNI as an IRTA postdoctoral fellow in June 2019. He is an organometallic chemist who completed his B.S in University of Tehran and received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University. His Ph.D. research focused on base-metal catalyzed C-H functionalization. His research at the LNI involves the design and synthesis of radiotracers as diagnostic tools for in vitro and in vivo bioimaging.


Rui Zhang, PhD

Rui Zhang, PhD
Postdoctoral IRTA Fellow

Rui studied psychology at the University of Marburg and received her Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from the Technical University of Dresden in Germany. After Ph.D., Rui joined LNI as a special volunteer with research fellowship from German Research Foundation in November 2018 and became a postdoctoral IRTA fellow afterwards. Her research focuses on the role of sleep in drug addiction using multimodal imaging techniques (e.g. fMRI, EEG). She is currently working on sex differences in sleep and how this is affected by drug use.


Natasha Giddens, MD

Natasha Giddens, MD
Postdoctoral IRTA Fellow

Natasha earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degree prior to completing her Doctor of Medicine from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Between her first and second year of medical school, Natasha spent a summer at the National Institute of Mental Health. She joined LNI as a postdoctoral IRTA fellow shortly after medical school. Her research focuses on opioid use disorder. Natasha is interested in the relationship between early childhood stress and the development of addiction and psychosis. She has a deep interest in the community, especially disparities in access to quality mental health care. Natasha plans to start psychiatry residency in July of 2021, with the intent of specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


Katherine McPherson, BS

Katherine McPherson, BS
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow
Phone: (301) 451-2116

Katherine received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University in December 2018 and joined the Laboratory of Neuroimaging in June 2019. As an undergraduate, Katherine studied the parameters of rodent olfactory memory in Cornell’s Computational Physiology Lab. She hopes to attend medical school in the future.


Catherine Biesecker, BA

Catherine Biesecker, BA
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow
Phone: (301) 451-1505

Catherine (Erin) Biesecker received a degree in Psychology from The College of William & Mary in the Spring of 2019. After participating in clinical experiences such as the William & Mary Dean’s Emotion Behavior Lab and a study abroad experience working in a child development lab at the University of Sydney in Australia, she excitedly started her work as an IRTA at LNI in NIAAA. 


Andrew Kelleher, BSE

Andrew Kelleher, BSE
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow

Andy received his B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University in May 2019 and began working in the LNI shortly after in June. He is interested in exploring the intersections between bioengineering and medicine, particularly how to model whole body, tissue, and cellular systems to solve problems of drug delivery and bioinformatics. He hopes to attend medical school in the future. 


Seth Eisenberg

Seth Eisenberg
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow

Seth received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Maryland in May 2020 and joined LNI in June 2020. With the skills and knowledge gained from this post-baccalaureate research experience, he hopes to develop radioligands and tracers that can be used to help understand the brain better and develop better treatments. In the future, he hopes to attend graduate school for chemistry.


Evan Dennis

Evan Dennis, BS
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow

Evan received his B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan in April 2020 and joined LNI shortly afterward in July of 2020. As an undergraduate, Evan studied the effects of sugar on neuronal activity and is excited to continue doing neuroscience research as a post-baccalaureate research fellow. He hopes to attend medical school in the future.


Kelly O'Conor

Kelly O’Conor
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow
E-Mail: kelly.o'

Kelly graduated from Northwestern University in December 2019 with a B.A. in Neuroscience and Linguistics. At Northwestern, Kelly studied neurosteroids and estrogen receptor signaling in the brain. She joined LNI in August of 2020 and hopes to attend either graduate school or medical school (or both!).


Allison Johnson

Allison Johnson
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow

Allison received her B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan in April 2020 and joined the Laboratory of Neuroimaging in August 2020. As an undergrad, she explored the neural circuitry underlying cue-motivated behavior and is excited to continue doing research related to addiction as a post-baccalaureate research fellow. In the future, Allison hopes to combine her interests in medicine and research through an MD/PhD program.


Special Volunteers


Chung-An (Tommy) Fang, MD, MS

Chung-An (Tommy) Fang, MD, MS

Tommy joined the LNI as a special volunteer in August 2019. He received B.S. in Biological Sciences and Interdisciplinary Program Certificate in Biotechnology from the National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan and M.S. in Microbiology & Immunology from the National Taiwan University, College of Medicine, where he studied tumorigenesis induced by Epstein-Barr virus latent infection. He did neurosurgery clerkship rotation in the Massachusetts General Hospital in March 2019 and obtained M.D. degree from the Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan in June 2019. His previous research included morphology analysis on neurons under ACE inhibitor treatment and exploration of molecular mechanism underlying observed cell fate reversing and neurite regrowth effects. Currently, he is working on novel radiotracer development for opioid use disorder. His works focus on using MicroPET imaging technique to assess feasibility of newly developed PET tracers for opioid receptors imaging on murine models. Tommy is interested in restoration of dysfunctional neural circuits. He plans to pursue residency training in neurology or neurosurgery.


Corinde Wiers, PhD

Corinde Wiers, PhD

Corinde was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at LNI from 2014-2020 and is currently Assistant Professor for Psychiatry and Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. She studied psychology and psychobiology at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Sussex University (UK), and earned her PhD in psychology from the Berlin School of Mind and Brain and Free University Berlin (Germany). Her research investigates cognitive and neurobiological processes involved in addiction, using fMRI, PET and psychophysics. She currently investigates the effects of metabolic ketosis on alcohol withdrawal, craving and brain energetics in Alcohol Use Disorder, for which she received a K99/R00 and NARSAD Young investigator grant.


Walter Reed Psychiatry Resident Research Rotation

Kyle Gray, MD, PGY3 Psychiatry Resident, starting 2015

Shram Shukla, MD, PGY2 Psychiatry Resident, starting 2016



Helene D. Benveniste, MD, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Yale University.

Linda Chang, MD, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University of Maryland

Thomas Ernst, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University of Maryland

Anders Fink-Jensen, MD, Professor of Biological Psychiatry, Copenhagen University, Denmark

Julia Cole Finkel, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics and Critical Care Medicine
Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University

Joanna S. Fowler, PhD, Emeritus Chemist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York

Samantha Irene Scott, PhD, Founder and CEO, JuneBrain, LLC, Maryland.

Yi Zhang, PhD, Professor, School of Life Science and Technology, Xidian University, China

Kai Yuan, PhD, Professor, School of Life Science and Technology, Xidian University, China

Paule V. Joseph, PhD, Chief, Sensory Science and Metabolism Unit, National Institute of Nursing Research.


Stephen Lee, MS
Graduate student, 2014-2015
Compliance officer, US consumer product safety commission
Emily Skarda, BS
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow, 2014-2015
Medical student, School of Medicine, University of Chicago
Samantha Irene Scott, PhD
Post-Doctoral IRTA Fellow, 2014-2015
Founder and CEO, JuneBrain, LLC.
Elizabeth Cabrera, BS
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow, 2014-2016
Medical student, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Kristina Murani, BA
NIH Graduate Summer Opportunity to Advance Research, 2016
PhD student in Clinical Psychology, American University
Elsa Lindgren, BS
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow, 2015-2017
Medical student, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College
Gregg Miller, BA
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow, 2015-2017
Medical student, School of Medicine, Tufts University
Ryan Tyler, BS
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow, 2015-2017
PhD Student, UNC-Chapel Hill
Jizheng Zhao, PhD
Special volunteer, 2016-2017
Lecturer, North West Agriculture and Forestry University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China
Parmalee C. Towb, PhD, MD
Walter Reed Psychiatry Resident Research Rotation, 2016-2017
Psychiatrist, US Marine
Chia-Hsiang Chan, MD
Special volunteer, 2017
Attending Psychiatrist, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan.
Hui-Hsien Hsiao, MD
Special volunteer, 2017
Attending Psychiatrist, National Jianan Psychiatric Center, Taiwan.
Kenny Ke, BS
Summer Student, 2017
Master Student, M.Eng. in Bioengineering, University of Maryland, College Park.
Katharina Ledermann, PhD
Special volunteer, 2017
Post-doctoral fellow, University of Fnbourg, Switzerland
Clara Freeman, BA
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow, 2016-2018
PhD student in Clinical Psychology, McGill University
Amna Zehra, BS
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow, 2016-2018
Medical student, School of Medicine, University of Maryland
Sukru Baris Demiral, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral IRTA Fellow, 2016-2018
Research Scientist, Walter Reed research center
Jashua Park
Summer Student, 2017 and 2018
Undergraduate student, Johns Hopkins University
Sebastián Toxto, MD
Summer Masters Student, 2018
Psychiatry Resident physician, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Lucy Qianyi Chen
Summer Student, 2018
Undergraduate student, Carnegie Mellon University
Beatrice Acha-Ngwodo
Summer Student, 2018
Undergraduate student, University of Maryland, College Park
Javdan Cameron
Summer Student, 2018
Undergraduate student, University of Maryland, College Park
Kai Yuan, PhD
Special volunteer, 2017-2018
Professor, School of Life Science and Technology, Xidian University, China
Yang Li, MD
Special Volunteer, 2018
Ph.D. Student, Airforce Medical University 
Luana Martins de Carvalho, MS, PhD
Special Volunteer, 2018
Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Illinois, Chicago
Jamie Burns, BS
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow, 2017-2019
Medical Student, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
Christopher Kure Liu, BS
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow, 2017-2019
Medical Student, Touro University School of Medicine
Kai Yuan, PhD

Special Volunteer, 2018 Professor, School of Life Science and Technology, Xidian University, China

Minoo McFarland, CRNP
Nurse Practitioner, 2017-2019
Nurse Practitioner at Allergy clinic
Wenjing Zhao, PhD
Special Volunteer, 2017-2020
Taking Gap Year
Joseph Ramsey, BS
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow, 2018-2020
Medical/Doctoral Student, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Danielle Kroll, BA
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow, 2018-2020
Medical Student, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Dana Feldman, BS
Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow, 2018-2020
Medical Student, University of Michigan Medical School

In Memory
Elena Shumay, MD, PhD

Elene Shumay

Elena was a staff geneticist at LNI. Her interests were in identifying genetic and epigenetic variations that could explain individual differences in brain imaging phenotype. Along with analysis of the accepted genetic markers, she is interested in discovering new polymorphisms in the known candidate genes, exploring previously unspecified genetic targets and assessing them as putative biomarkers.

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Selected Publications

  • Manza, P, Wiers, CE, Shokri-Kojori, E, Kroll, D, Feldman, D, Schwandt, M, Wang, GJ, Tomasi, D & Volkow, ND. Brain Network Segregation and Glucose Energy Utilization: Relevance for Age-Related Differences in Cognitive Function. Cerebral Cortex (2020).
  • Kroll, DS, Feldman, DE, Biesecker, CL, McPherson, KL, Manza, P, Joseph, PV, . & Wang, GJ Neuroimaging of Sex/Gender Differences in Obesity: A Review of Structure, Function, and Neurotransmission. Nutrients, 1942. (2020).
  • Feldman, DE, McPherson, KL, Biesecker, CL, Wiers, CE, Manza, P, Volkow, ND, & Wang, GJ. Neuroimaging of inflammation in alcohol use disorder: a review. Information Sciences, (2020).
  • Manza, P, Yuan, K, Shokri-Kojori, E, Tomasi, D & Volkow, ND. Brain structural changes in cannabis dependence: association with MAGL. Molecular Psychiatry. (2019)
  • Burns JA, Kroll DS, Feldman DE, Kure Liu C, Manza P, Wiers CE, Volkow ND, Wang GJ. Molecular imaging of opioid and dopamine systems: insights into the pharmacogenetics of opioid use disorders. Front. Psychiatry. (2019)
  • Burns JA, Kroll DS, Feldman DE, Kure Liu C, Manza P, Wiers CE, Volkow ND, Wang GJ. Molecular imaging of opioid and dopamine systems: insights into the pharmacogenetics of opioid use disorders. Front. Psychiatry. (In Press)
  • Wiers CE, Martins de Carvalho L, Hodgkinson CA, Schwandt M, Kim SW, Diazgranados N, Wang GJ, Goldman D, Volkow ND. TSPO polymorphism in individuals with alcohol use disorder: Association with cholesterol levels and withdrawal severity. Addiction Biology. (In Press)
  • Tomasi DG, Wiers CE, Shokri-Kojori E, Zehra A, Ramirez V, Freeman C, Burns J, Kure Liu C, Manza P, Kim SW, Wang GJ, Volkow ND. Association between reduced brain glucose metabolism and Cortical Thickness in Alcoholics: Evidence of Neurotoxicity. Int J Neuropsychopharacol. (2019) Pubmed
  • Zhang R, Volkow ND. Brain default-mode network dysfunction in addiction. Neuroimage (2019). Pubmed
  • Manza O, Shokri-Kojori E, Volkow ND. Reduced segregation between cognitive and emotional processes in cannabis dependence. Cereb. Cortex. (2019). Pubmed
  • Martins de Carvalho L, Wiers CE, Manza P, Sun H, Schwandt M, Wang GJ, Grassi-Oliveira R, Godard ALB, Volkow ND. Effect of alcohol use disorder on cellular aging. Psychopharmacology (2019). Pubmed
  • Kure Liu C, Joseph PV, Feldman DE, Kroll DS, Burns JA, Manza P, Volkow ND, Wang GJ. Brain Imaging of Taste Perception in Obesity: a Review. Current Nutrition Reports (2019). Pubmed
  • Tyler RE, Kim SW, Guo M, Jang YJ, Damadzic R, Stodden T, Vendruscolo LF, Koob GF, Wang GJ, Wiers CE, Volkow ND. Detecting neuroinflammation in the brain following chronic alcohol exposure in rats: A comparison between in vivo and in vitro TSPO radioligand binding. Eur J Neurosci. (2019). Pubmed
  • Wang GJ, Wiers CE, Shumay E, Tomasi D, Yuan K, Wong CT, Logan J, Fowler JS, Volkow ND. Expectation effects on brain dopamine responses to methylphenidate in cocaine use disorder. Translational psychiatry (2019) Pubmed
  • Shokri-Kojori E, Tomasi D, Alipanahi B, Wiers CE, Wang GJ, Volkow ND. Correspondence between cerebral glucose metabolism and BOLD reveals relative power and cost in human brain. (2019) Pubmed
  • Li G, Ji G, Hu Y, Liu L, Jin Q, Zhang W, Liu L, Wang Y, Zhao J, von Deneen KM, Chen A, Cui G, Han Y, Wang H, Zhao Q, Wu K, Wiers CE, Tomasi D, Leggio L, Volkow ND, Nie Y, Zhang Y, Wang GJ. Reduced plasma ghrelin concentrations are associated with decreased brain reactivity to food cues after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Psychoneuroendocrinology (2019). Pubmed
  • Tomasi D, Volkow ND. Reduced Local and Increased Long-Range Functional Connectivity of the Thalamus in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cereb Cortex (2019). Pubmed
  • Demiral ŞB, Tomasi D, Sarlls J, Lee H, Wiers CE, Zehra A, Srivastava T, Ke K, Shokri-Kojori E, Freeman CR, Lindgren E, Ramirez V, Miller G, Bandettini P, Horovitz S, Wang GJ, Benveniste H, Volkow ND. Apparent diffusion coefficient changes in human brain during sleep - Does it inform on the existence of a glymphatic system? Neuroimage (2019). Pubmed
  • Zehra A, Lindgren E, Wiers CE, Freeman C, Miller G, Ramirez V, Shokri-Kojori E, Wang GJ, Talagala L, Tomasi D, Volkow ND. Neural correlates of visual attention in alcohol use disorder. Drug Alcohol Depend (2019). Pubmed
  • Shokri-Kojori, E, Dardo T, Volkow ND. An Autonomic Network: Synchrony Between Slow Rhythms of Pulse and Brain Resting State Is Associated with Personality and Emotions. Cerebral Cortex (2018). Pubmed
  • Li G, Ji G, Hu Y, Xu M, Jin Q, Liu L, von Deneen KM, Zhao J, Chen A, Cui G, Wang H, Zhao Q, Wu K, Shokri-Kojori E, Tomasi D, Volkow ND, Nie Y, Zhang Y, Wang GJ. Bariatric surgery in obese patients reduced resting connectivity of brain regions involved with self-referential processing. Hum Brain Mapp. (2018). Pubmed
  • Zehra A, Burns J, Liu CK, Manza P, Wiers CE, Volkow ND, Wang GJ. Cannabis Addiction and the Brain: a Review. J Neuroimmune Pharmacol. (2018). Pubmed
  • Wang R, Li M, Zhao M, Yu D, Hu Y, Wiers CE, Wang GJ, Volkow ND, Yuan K. Internet gaming disorder: deficits in functional and structural connectivity in the ventral tegmental area-Accumbens pathway. Brain Imaging Behav. (2018). Pubmed
  • Wiers CE, Lohoff FW, Lee J, Muench C, Freeman C, Zehra A, Marenco S, Lipska BK, Auluck PK, Feng N, Sun H, Goldman D, Swanson JM, Wang GJ, Volkow ND. Methylation of the dopamine transporter gene in blood is associated with striatal dopamine transporter availability in ADHD: a preliminary study. Eur J Neurosci. (2018). Pubmed
  • Tomasi D, Volkow ND. Association Between Brain Activation and Functional Connectivity. Cereb Cortex. (2018). Pubmed
  • Freeman CR, Wiers CE, Sloan ME, Zehra A, Ramirez V, Wang GJ, Volkow ND. Emotion Recognition Biases in Alcohol Use Disorder. Alcohl Clin Exp Res. (2018). Pubmed
  • Michaelides M, Miller ML, Egervari G, Primeaux SD, Gomez JL, Ellis RJ, Landry JA, Szutorisz H, Hoffman AF, Lupica CR, Loos RJF, Thanos PK, Bray GA, Neumaier JF, Zachariou V, Wang GJ, Volkow ND, Hurd YL. Striatal Rgs4 regulates feeding and susceptibility to diet-induced obesity. Mol Psychiatry. (2018). Pubmed
  • Gu X, Chen W, Volkow ND, Koretsky AP, Du C, Pan Y. Synchronized Astrocytic Ca2+ Responses in Neurovascular Coupling during Somatosensory Stimulation and for the Resting State. Cell Rep. (2018). Pubmed
  • Liu, L, Ji, G, Li, G, Hu, Y, Jin, Q, Hu, C, Zhao J, Meng Q, von Deneen KM, Chen A, Cui G, Wang H, Zhao Q, Wu K, Tian J, Shokri-Kojori E, Tomasi D, Volkow ND, Nie Y, Zhang Y, Wang GJ. Structural changes in brain regions involved in executive-control and self-referential processing after sleeve gastrectomy in obese patients. Brain Imaging and Behavior (2018). Pubmed
  • Zhang Y, Ji G, Li G, Hu Y, Liu L, Jin Q, Meng Q, Zhao J, Yuan K, Liu J, von Deneen KM, Chen A, Cui G, Wang H, Zhao Q, Wu K, Tian J, Manza P, Tomasi DG, Volkow ND, Nie Y, Wang G-J. Ghrelin reductions following bariatric surgery were associated with decreased resting state activity in the hippocampus. Int J Obese (2018). Pubmed
  • Park K, Chen W, Volkow ND, Allen CP, Pan Y, Du C. Hemodynamic and neuronal responses to cocaine differ in awake versus anesthetized animals: Optical brain imaging study. Neuroimage (2018). Pubmed
  • Demiral ŞB, Tomasi D, Wiers CE, Manza P, Shokri-Kojori E, Studentsova Y, Wang GJ, Volkow ND. Methylphenidate's effects on thalamic metabolism and functional connectivity in cannabis abusers and healthy controls. Neuropsychopharmacology (2018). Pubmed
  • Guo M, Gao ZG, Tyler R, Stodden T, Li Y, Ramsey J, Zhao WJ, Wang GJ, Wiers CE, Fowler JS, Rice KC, Jacobson KA, Kim SW, Volkow ND. Preclinical Evaluation of the First Adenosine A1 Receptor Partial Agonist Radioligand for Positron Emission Tomography Imaging. J Med Chem. (2018). Pubmed
  • Wang GJ, Zhao J, Tomasi D, Shokri-Kojori E, Wang R, Wiers CE, Caparelli E, Volkow ND. Effect of combined naltrexone and bupropion therapy on the brain’s functional connectivity. Int J Obes (2018). Pubmed
  • Yuan K, Zhao M, Yu D, Manza P, Volkow ND, Wang GJ, Tian J. Striato-cortical tracts predict 12-h abstinence-induced lapse in smokers. Neuropsychopharmacology (2018). Pubmed
  • Du C, Volkow ND, You J, Park K, Allen CP, Koob GF, Pan Y. Cocaine-induced ischemia in prefrontal cortex is associated with escalation of cocaine intake in rodents. Mol Psychiatry (2018). Pubmed
  • Meng Q, Han Y, Ji G, Li G, Hu Y, Liu L, Jin Q, von Deneen KM, Zhao J, Cui G, Wang H, Tomasi D, Volkow ND, Liu J, Nie Y, Zhang Y, Wang GJ. Disrupted topological organization of the frontal-mesolimbic network in obese patients. Brain Imaging Behav. (2018). Pubmed
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  • Wang G.J., Smith L., Volkow N.D., Telang F., Logan J., Tomasi D., Wong C.T., Hoffman W., Jayne M., Alia-Klein N., Thanos P., Fowler J.S. Decreased dopamine activity predicts relapse in methamphetamine abusers.  Mol Psychiatry. 2012 Sep;17(9):918-25. PubMed
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