Neuroimaging and Circuit Engagement Evidence to Guide Brain Stimulation Therapeutics

Nov 16

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022 – 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Desmond J. Oathes, PhD


Desmond J. Oathes, PhD

At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Oathes is Associate Director of the Center for Neuromodulation in Depression in Stress and Co-Director of the Penn Brain Science, Translation, Innovation, and Modulation Center. He is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and a Staff Psychologist seeing patients at the Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety. He mentors Ph.D. students in the Department of Neuroscience and is part of the Neuroscience Graduate Group at Penn. Dr. Oathes' research incorporates a variety of methods to understand causal connections in brain circuits/networks for the purpose of optimizing neuromodulation which he has translated into clinical trials for depression and PTSD. He also works on methods development in interleaved/concurrent TMS/fMRI to advance and refine this growing field. Dr. Oathes' research has been funded by institutional, foundation, donor and NIH grants.

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