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Andrei Vakhtin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Andrei Vakhtin, Ph.D.

Dr. Andrei Vakhtin works with different neuroimaging techniques to isolate structural and functional consequences of traumatic brain injury in the brain. His work revolves around capitalizing on the relationships between various features of the brain on a within-subject level, examining aberrant deviations in such relationships as potential red flags signaling the presence of trauma-induced neuropathology. A classic and robust example of this pertains to the high degree of hemispheric symmetry that exists in a healthy brain. We have previously demonstrated an association between trauma history and decreased extents to which certain pairs of bilateral white matter pathways reflect each other. Such measures of laterality may allow us to use a patient’s own healthy brain hemisphere as his or her own control for assessing the damaged side, circumventing the challenges of injury heterogeneity and advancing the field toward case-specific diagnostic and treatment models.

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