Research Imaging Centre
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
250 College St.
Toronto, ON M5T 1R8
Dr. Mallar Chakravarty is a Scientist in the Kimel Family Translational Imaging-Genetics Research Laboratory in CAMH's Research Imaging Centre.
Areas of Research
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the tools of choice for the analysis of the brain in normally functioning and diseased states. Different MRI acquisition protocols provide excellent contrast and resolution and can be analyzed using automated techniques. The goal of Dr. Chakravarty’s work is to develop and use computational neuroanatomical techniques to understand how the structure of the brain is altered in psychiatric disorders. These techniques include the automated identification of structures and computational metrics that quantify their shape. He is currently working on adding information from diffusion tensor imaging in order to describe inter-structural connectivity. Many of these techniques can be used to elucidate phenotypes that can help describe how known risk genes may be affecting brain anatomy and ultimately increasing susceptibility to psychiatric illness. This work will aid in the early identification and treatment of those at high-risk of developing severe forms of mental illness.
View Dr. Chakravarty's publications on PubMed.