Neuroimaging | CHOP Research Institute


The Cristancho Lab is interested in understanding the epigenetic mechanisms driving long-term neurodevelopmental disabilities from acquired prenatal and perinatal brain injury. Our goal is to develop novel therapies that can be used throughout the lifespan to improve outcomes for children.

Published on
May 15, 2024
Many of the great minds at CHOP convened on April 30 and May 1 to share how their research is expanding our understanding of pediatric neuroscience.

Dr. Huang aims to address neuroscientific questions and identify diagnostic or therapeutic biomarkers. His research focuses on brain connectivity as well as micro-structural quantifications and brain atlases using cutting-edge neuroimaging acquisition techniques and big-data analysis.

huangh6 [at]

The primary goal of this research study is to learn if patients with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) are at risk for brain aneurysms or cardiovascular abnormalities.

Dr. Kim conducts clinical evaluations for infants and school-age children for studies exploring language and development. Her work at the Center for Autism Research focuses on developing and implementing behavioral protocols to support children who are participating in neuroimaging research studies.

kimm8 [at]

Dr. Berman's research focuses on the coupling between brain structure and function and how abnormal development of the structure-function relationships contribute to the clinical symptoms of disorders such as autism spectrum disorder. 

bermanj [at]

Our team is working on a study to better understand neurological problems, including seizures and developmental delays, that occur in children with hyperinsulinism, including HI/HA syndrome, and type 1 diabetes mellitus.

This study is to better understand neurological problems, including seizures and developmental delays, that occur in many individuals with HI/HA syndrome.

LiBI conducts research in children, adolescents, and adults to study how brain and behavior change over time and in response to illness, with a focus on risk and resilience factors. Areas of research include behavior, cognition, environmental risk, genetics, neuroimaging, and animal models.

A clinician-investigator and chief of the Division Neurology, Dr.Banwell's research interests center on multiple sclerosis onset during childhood and its impact.

banwellb [at]