Beth Meyerand, PhD

Credentials: Department of Medical Physics
(School of Medicine and Publich Health),
Department of Biomedical Engineering
(College of Engineering)

Position title: Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff Affairs,
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor,

Email: memeyerand@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-1685

Address:
1129 Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR)
1111 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705

Keywords: Visual cortex, fMRI, and the visual system

Education:
BS 1990, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT
MS 1992, Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
PhD 1996, Biophysics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Research Interests:
Dr. Meyerand’s research focus is in the development and application of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods to probe brain connectivity.  She has chosen to apply MRI methods to several challenging neurological disorders, chosen because of the lack of prior information on the disorders combined with the potential for MRI to elucidate critical knowledge that could lead it improvement in clinical care for patients with the disease. Epilepsy has long been a particular target for study.  She has specifically focused on white matter connectivity, since epilepsy had for many years been viewed as primarily a gray matter disease.  Her lab has provided important data to reveal the role of white matter in the manifestation of the disease. With regard to vision research, Dr. Meyerand has conducted research with patients who have had tumors and lesions in the visual cortex.  She has also studied changes in the connectivity within the visual cortex in patients who have had a stroke or traumatic brain injury.

Website: Applied Neuro MRI Lab

Publications
Beth Meyerand’s Publications