Martinos Spinal Cord Workshop

November 15-18, 2021


The Martinos Spinal Cord Workshop is designed for researchers and clinicians who are interested in using MRI to study the human spinal cord. Imaging the spinal cord entails a number of complications compared to whole-brain imaging: the cord is a thin, flexible, 3-dimensional organ surrounded by pulsating cerebrospinal fluid and a complex vertebral structure. We hope to spare you various pitfalls and failures based upon our many years of experience in spinal cord imaging.



Robert Barry, Ph.D. [Course Director]

Julien Cohen-Adad, Ph.D.

Govind Bhagavatheeshwaran, Ph.D.

Ranga Deshpande, Ph.D.

Julien Doyon, Ph.D.

Jürgen Finsterbusch, Ph.D.

Patrick Freund, MD, Ph.D.

Nawal Kinany, Ph.D.

Yazhuo (Joe) Kong, Ph.D.

Josefina Maranzano, MD, Ph.D.

Seth Smith, Ph.D.

Johanna Vannesjo, Ph.D.

Kenneth Weber, DC, Ph.D.

Martinos Spinal Cord Workshop

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(Last updated: September 24, 2021)



Please include an informal statement describing your background (academic, clinical, research, industrial, other) and experience with spinal cord imaging and functional neuroimaging. This is also an opportunity to state what you most hope to get out of the program. This biosketch will be distributed to the faculty and other course participants. It should be no more than two paragraphs in length. PLEASE: Make the biosketch informal. It is intended to introduce you to the other participants and staff, not to apply for a job.
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A reduced rate is available to graduate students with a letter of verification from their department chair. NOTE: MDs and PhDs do not qualify for the graduate student rate and are expected to pay the full fee. However, if a post-doctoral applicant is paying out-of-pocket (rather than the more normal grant-funded or institutionally-funded payment), then a discounted rate is available. We need to receive your tuition payment promptly. Course fees are refundable up to 30 days prior to the session. A $200 fee will be deducted, should you cancel and request a refund between 30 days and 21 days (3 weeks) prior to the start of the program. After that, the tuition can be applied to a future program, or 50% refunded. Please email with any questions.
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