Rahul S. Desikan, MD, PhD

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Project

Genetic, cellular, and neuroimaging characterization of Alzheimer's disease

Awards

2008 Medical Student in Aging Research Program (MSTAR) Scholarship - American Federation for Aging Research

2002 Medical Student Scholarship - American Federation for Aging Research

2001-09 M.D./Ph.D. Full-Tuition Scholarship - Boston University School of Medicine

1999 Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society

1999 College Prize in an Independent Concentration (Neuroscience)

1996-99 Dean's List - Boston University

1996-99 University Scholarship (full tuition) - Boston University

Publications

  1. Sabuncu MR, Desikan RS, Sepulchre J, Yeo BT, Liu H, Schmansky NJ, Reuter M, Weiner MW, Buckner RL, Sperling RA, Fischl B (2011). The dynamics of cortical and hippocampal atrophy in Alzheimer's disease. Archives of Neurology, in press.
  2. Desikan RS, Sabuncu M, Schmansky N, Reuter M, Cabral HJ, Hess, CP, Weiner MW, Biffi A, Anderson CD, Rosand J, Reuter M, Salat DH, Kemper TL, Dale AM, Sperling RA, Fischl B (2010). Selective disruption of the cerebral neocortex in Alzheimer's disease. PLoS ONE, September 23.
  3. Desikan RS, Cabral HJ, Settecase F, Hess, CP, Dillon WP, Glastonbury CM, Weiner MW, Schmansky NJ, Salat DH, Fischl B (2010). Automated MRI measures predict progression to Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiology of Aging 31(8): 1364-74.
  4. Biffi A, Anderson CD, Desikan RS, Sabuncu M, Cortellini L, Schmansky N, Salat D, Rosand J (2010). Sequence variation influences neuroimaging measures in Alzheimer's disease. Archives of Neurology 67(6): 677-85.
  5. Desikan RS, Cabral HJ, Hess CP, Dillon WP, Glastonbury CM, Weiner MW, Schmansky NJ, Greve DN, Salat DH, Buckner RL, Fischl B (2009). Automated MRI measures identify individuals with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Brain 132:2048-57.
  6. Desikan RS, Cabral HJ, Fischl B, Kemper TL, Guttman CRG, Blacker D, Hyman BT, Albert MS, Killiany RJ (2009). Temporoparietal MRI measures of atrophy in subjects with mild cognitive impairment that predict subsequent diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. AJNR American Journal of Neuroradiology 30(3): 532-588.
  7. Desikan RS, Fischl B, Cabral HJ, Kemper TL, Guttman CRG, Blacker D, Hyman BT, Albert MS, Killiany RJ (2008). Longitudinal MRI measures of temporoparietal regions show differential rates of atrophy during prodromal Alzheimer's disease. Neurology 71(11):819-825.
  8. Yeo BT, Sabuncu MR, Desikan R, Fischl B, Golland P (2008). Effects of registration regularization and atlas sharpness on segmentation accuracy. Medical Image Analysis 12(5):603-15.
  9. Dickerson BC, Fenstermacher E, Salat DH, Wolk DA, Maguire RP, Desikan R, Pacheco J, Quinn BT, Van der Kouwe A, Greve DN, Blacker D, Albert MS, Killiany RJ, Fischl B (2008). Detection of cortical thickness correlates of cognitive performance: Reliability across MRI scan sessions, scanners, and field strengths. Neuroimage 39(1):10-8.
  10. Yeo BT, Sabuncu MR, Desikan R, Fischl B, Golland P (2007). Effects of registration regularization and atlas sharpness on segmentation accuracy. Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention 10(pt1):683-691.
  11. Postelnicu G, Zollei L, Desikan R, Fischl B (2007). Geometry driven volumetric registration. Information Processing in Medical Imaging 20:675-686.
  12. Desikan RS, Segonne F, Fischl B, Quinn BT, Dickerson BC, Blacker D, Buckner RL, Dale AM, Maguire RP, Hyman BT, Albert MS, Killiany RJ (2006). An automated labeling system for subdividing the human cerebral cortex on MRI scans into gyral based regions of interest. NeuroImage 31:968-80.
  13. Salat DH, Buckner RL, Snyder AZ, Greve DN, Desikan RS, Busa E, Morris JC, Dale AM, Fischl B (2004). Thinning of the cerebral cortex in aging. Cerebral Cortex 14:721-730.
  14. Budson AE, Desikan R, Daffner KR and Schacter DL (2001). Perceptual false recognition in Alzheimer's disease: impairment of gist-based memory. Neuropsychology 15:230-243.
  15. Budson AE, Daffner KR, Desikan R , Schacter DL (2000). When false recognition is unopposed by true recognition: gist based memory distortion in Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychology 14: 277-287.

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