Martin Styner, Ph.D.
ASD Researchers at UNC
Associate Professor/Departments of Psychiatry and Computer Science
Martin Styner, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Computer Science. Dr. Styner has an extensive background in diffusion tensor imaging, anatomical structure and tissue segmentation, structural brain morphometry, modeling, deformable registration, atlas building. He has also strong experience in image analysis of human, non-human primate, canine and rodent image analysis.
As co-director of the UNC Neuro Image Research and Analysis Laboratory and associate director of the Developmental Neuroimaging Core in the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at UNC, he oversees medical imaging research projects in the field of neurodevelopment with applications to normal development, autism, fragile-X, fetal alcohol syndrome, Krabbe, schizophrenia, abuse exposure and muscular dystrophy. The current NIH-funded R01 on macaque brain development illustrates his research focus and strengths. This project generates a publicly available resource comprised of a developmental macaque brain MRI database with the corresponding novel computational toolbox for brain atlas building.