Kundu Lab (Neuroimaging, Functional MRI)
Dr. Kundu's research is focused on the development and application of advanced neuroimaging and functional MRI (fMRI) techniques towards the study of healthy and pathological brain function. As the Chief of the Image Analysis Core, Dr. Kundu implements neuroimaging analysis workflows and collaborative analysis platforms to make cutting-edge functional and structural imaging techniques more accessible to researchers across disciplines including psychiatry, neurology, and genomics. As Chief of the Advanced Functional Neuroimaging Section, Dr. Kundu develops fMRI acquisition and analysis approaches that are robust to the numerous sources of artifact in fMRI data (motion, cardiopulmonary physiology, equipment) while remaining highly sensitive to brain activity from neuropsychological tasks, the "resting state", and pharmacological challenges, in humans and animals. Altogether, Dr. Kundu's efforts target the in vivo characterization of neurobiological processes and the development of clinical neuroimaging biomarkers of neuropsychiatric disease using a collaborative approach.