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Moriah Thomason, Ph.D

Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Moriah E. Thomason is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and in the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development at Wayne State University. The work of Dr. Thomason’s research group stems from an interest in determining how function across multiple, distributed brain networks impacts the individual developmental trajectories of children. How does the maturation of wide-scale brain neural networks coincide with the development of cognitive abilities in children? How does development proceed in a characteristically different fashion in children with early emotional psychopathology? How are these brain systems altered as the brain chemistry of children differs? Dr. Thomason’s lab uses novel methods for detecting and characterizing large-scale human brain networks. Her work has already provided new insights into how human brain networks develop, mature, and are altered with specific variations in genetic composition. Dr. Thomason has served as a reviewer for federal grant funding agencies, and she currently serves on the Editorial Board for Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, and on the scientific advisory board for Lumosity.

Division of Research

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Moriah E. Thomason is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and in the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development at Wayne State University
The work of Dr. Thomason’s research group stems from an interest in determining how function across multiple, distributed brain networks impacts the individual developmental trajectories of children. How does the maturation of wide-scale brain neural networks coincide with the development of cognitive abilities in children? How does development proceed in a characteristically different fashion in children with early emotional psychopathology? How are these brain systems altered as the brain chemistry of children differs? Dr. Thomason’s
lab uses novel methods for detecting and characterizing large-scale human brain networks.

AREA OF EXPERTISE

 

The Development of Functional Neural Systems in the Human Fetus
Longitudinal Evaluation of Neural and Endocrine Bases of Emotional Psychopathology in Youth
The Role of Genetic Variation in Shaping Brain Development in Early Life
Neural and Genetic Factors Contributing to Varients of Pediatric Anxiety Disorder
Department: Pediatrics
School/College: WSU School of Medicine

 

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