Dr. Moriah Thomason in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center
(www.babybees.org) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position funded by a 5-year NIMH BRAINS R01 entitled, “In utero
assessment of the human neural connectome and later child behavior”. This project uses MRI techniques to examine neural networks at the beginning of human life and addresses how variation in network properties relate to child neurobehavioral development. We use a number of approaches, including fetal and neonatal MRI, mother-child dyadic observation, interviews, questionnaires, child EEG, actigraphy, and home visits to characterize both the environment and also individual development. The ultimate goal is to understand biological bases of neurodevelopmental disorders, and to better understand factors in the environment that increase or mitigate risk. Fellows may be funded for up to 4 years pending performance and grant support.