Aysenil Belger, Ph.D.[Edit Page]

Professor

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UNC Chapel Hill.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina

Adjunct Professor, Duke-UNC Brain Imaging and Analsyis Center

Ph. D., 1993, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Biological Psychology)

M.A., 1989, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Biological Psychology)

Research Interests

Functional neuroanatomy of executive functions, attention and information selection; Prefrontal cortex, fronto-striate circuitry in action monitoring, selection, and inhibition; Neuroanatomy of executive function deficits in schizophrenia and autism.

Research Statement

The studies conducted in my laboratory are concerned with functional anatomy of attention and information selection in the healthy human brain, and how these neural circuits breakdown in schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Our studies utilize multimodal neuroimaging techniques, including functional magnetic resonance imaging, scalp-recorded event-related potentials and behavioral neurocognitive testing batteries. One series of studies aim at identifying the neural substrates of stimulus and response selection, using simple visual and auditory stimuli. Our previous findings have revealed that in the healthy brain, selection of task-relevant information depends both on sensory filtering mechanisms as well as response facilitation and inhibition mechanisms. Our current studies are examining the integrity of both sensory filtering and response selection/inhibition processes in schizophrenia, with attention to both visual and auditory processing modalities. In a second line of research, we are investigating the developmental course of the emergence of the neural and cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia. For these longitudinal projects, we are studying a "high-risk" population of individuals identified at the prodromal stage of the illness, to the onset of the first episode of schizophrenia.

In a parallel series of studies, we are examining the neural circuits underlying the processing of task-irrelevant information, and changes in the activity in these circuits by modulation of task demands and availability of attentional resources. Although some previous studies suggested “automatic and obligatory” neural activity associated with the presence of task-irrelevant novel information, the degree of attention allocated to the processing of these irrelevant stimuli and their dependence on the availability of attentional resources has not been determined.

My laboratory is also involved in the study of attention and information-processing deficits associated with Autism and Turner syndrome. A growing body of evidence suggests involvement of fronto-striate and fronto-parietal neural circuit dysfunction in the neurocognitive deficits associated with these neurodevelopmental disorders. Data collection for all the neuroimaging studies are being conducted at the Duke-UNC BIAC. Electrophysiological studies are being conducted at the UNC Electrophysiology Laboratory, in the Psychiatry Department. In addition to neuroimaging and analysis facilities at BIAC, my laboratory also has a neuroimage analysis laboratory at UNC.

Recent Representative Publications

 

Morey RA, Mitchell TV, Inan S, Lieberman JA & Belger A (2008, In Press). Neural Correlates of Automatic and Controlled Processing in Schizophrenia. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.

Dichter GS & Belger A (2007). Social Stimuli Interfere with Cognitive Control in Autism. NeuroImage. 35: 1219-1230.

Yucel G, Petty C, McCarthy G & Belger A (2005). Graded Visual Attention Modulates Brain Responses Evoked by Task-irrelevant Auditory Pitch Changes. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 17(12): 1819-28.

 

Shafritz KM, Kartheiser P & Belger A (2005). Dissociation of neural systems mediating shifts in behavioral response and cognitive set. NeuroReport. 25(2): 600-6.

Mitchell TV, Morey RA, Inan S & Belger A (2005). Functional magnetic resonance imaging measure of automatic and controlled auditory processing. NeuroReport. 16(5): 457-61.

Morey RA, Inan S, Mitchell TV, Perkins DO, Lieberman JA & Belger A (2005). Imaging frontostriatal function in ultra-high-risk, early, and chronic schizophrenia during executive processing. Archives of General Psychiatry. 62(3): 254-62.

 

Inan S, Mitchell T, Bizzell J, Song A, Belger A & Hoffman R (2004). Hemodynamic correlates of stimulus repetition in the visual and auditory cortices: an fMRI study. NeuroImage. 21(3): 886-93.

 

van der Stelt O, Frye J, Lieberman JA & Belger A (2004). Impaired P3 Generation Reflects High-Level and Progressive Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Schizophrenia. Archives of General Psychiatry. 61(3): 237-48.

 

van der Stelt O, Belger A & Lieberman J (2004). Macroscopic Fast Neuronal Oscillations and Synchrony in Schizophrenia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 101(51): 17567-8.

 

Krystal JK, D'Souza DC, Mathalon D, Perry E, Belger A & Hoffman R (2003). NMDA receptor antagonist effects, cortical glutamatergic function and schizophrenia: Toward a paradigm shift in medication development. Psychopharmacology. 169(3-4): 215-33.

 

Lieberman J, Perkins D, Belger A, Chakos M, Jarskog F, Boteva K & Gilmore J (2001). The early stages of schizophrenia: speculations on pathogenesis, pathophysiology, and therapeutic approaches. Biological Psychiatry. 50(11): 884-97.

 

Krystal JH, Bennet A, Abi-Saab D, Belger A, Karper LP, D'Souza DC, Lipschitz D, Abi-Dargham A & Charney DS (2000). Dissociation of ketamine effects on rule acquisition and rule implementation: possible relevance to NMDA receptor contributions to executive cognitive functions. Biological Psychiatry. 47(2): 137-43.

Kirino E, Belger A, Goldman-Rakic P & McCarthy G (2000). Prefrontal activation evoked by infrequent target and novel stimuli in a visual target detection task: An event-related fMRI study. Journal of Neuroscience. 20(17): 6612-8.

 

McCarthy G, Puce A, Belger A & Allison T (1999). Electrophysiological studies of face perception: II. Response properties of face-specific potentials generated in occipitotemporal cortex. Cerebral Cortex. 9(5): 431-44.

 

Hoffman R, Boutros N, Berman R, Roessler E, Belger A, Krystal J & Charney D (1999). Transcranial magnetic stimulation of left temporoparietal cortex in three patients reporting hallucinated "voices". Biological Psychiatry. 46(1): 130-2.

 

Boutros N, Belger A, Campbell D & Krystal J (1999). Comparison of four components of sensory gating in schizophrenia and normal subjects. Psychiatry Research. 88(2): 119-30.

 

Boutros N & Belger A (1999). Midlatency evoked potentials attenuation and augmentation reflect different aspects of sensory gating. Biological Psychiatry. 45(7): 917-22.

 

Krystal JH, Belger A, D'Souza DC, Anand A, Charney DS, Aghajanian GK & Moghaddam B (1999). Therapeutic implications of the hyperglutamatergic effects of NMDA Antagonists. Neuropsychopharmacology. 21(5): S143-S157.

 

Krystal JH, D'Souza DC, Petrakis IL, Belger A, Berman RM, Charney DS, Abi-Saab W & Madonick S (1999). NMDA Agonists and Antagonists as probes for glutamatergic dysfunction and pharmacotherapies for neuropsychiatric disorders. Harvard Review of Psychiatry. 7(3): 125-143.

 

Belger A & Banich MT (1998). Costs and Benefits of integrating information between the hemispheres: A computational perspective. Neuropsychologia. 12(3): 380-98.

 

Belger A, McCarthy G, Puce A, Gore J, Goldman-Rakic P & Krystal JH (1998). Dissociation of mnemonic and perceptual processes during spatial and nonspatial working memory using fMRI. Human Brain Mapping. 6(1): 14-32.

Belger A, Puce A, Gore J, Goldman-Rakic P, Krystal JH & McCarthy G (1998). Dissociation of mnemonic and perceptual components of spatial and non-spatial working memory using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Human Brain Mapping. 6(1): 14-32.

 

Allison T, McCarthy G, Nobre A, Puce A & Belger A (1994). Human extrastriate visual cortex and the perception of faces, words, numbers, and colors. Cerebral Cortex. 4(5): 544-54.

 

Belger A & Banich MT (1992). Interhemispheric interaction affected by computational complexity. Neuropsychologia. 30(10): 923-9.

Duke University Academic Affiliations

Department of Radiology (Adjunct)

Current Committee Memberships

Member, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center Executive Committee

Updated Curriculum Vitae

CURRICULUM VITAE
AYSENIL BELGER, PH.D.
Tenured  Professor
University of North Carolina, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry
Duke-UNC Brain Imaging and Analysis Center

 

 

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name: Aysenil Belger
Work Address: Department of Psychiatry
250 Medical School Building D, CB # 7160
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7160

Email: abelger@med.unc.edu

Languages Spoken: Fluent: English, Turkish, French.
Semi-fluent: Spanish

 

EDUCATION
Postdoctoral
Training 1993-1994 Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Department of Neurosurgery and Biophysics, Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D. 1993 University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana Physiological Psychology
M.A. 1989 University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana Physiological Psychology
B.S. 1986 Ege Univertsity, Izmir Turkey (Suma Cum Laude) Psychology

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
2004-present Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, Duke University School of Medicine
2004-present Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina
2004-present Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
2001-2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and Brain Imaging and Analysis Center, Duke University School of Medicine
2000-2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina
2000-2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
1995-1999 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
1996-1999 Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1994-1995 Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

 

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND AWARDS
2006 Joseph Zubin Memorial Award for contributions to research in psychopathology
2005 University of North Carolina Chancellor’s RUTH AND PHILLIP HETTLEMAN PRIZE for Artistic and Sholarly Achievement Award
2004 NARSAD (National Alliance for Schizophrenia & Depression) Independent Investigator Award (NARSAD Essel Investigator)
2004 ACNP Travel Award
2004 NARSAD (National Alliance for Schizophrenia & Affective Disorders) Independent Investigator Award
1999 NARSAD (National Alliance for Schizophrenia & Affective Disorders) Young Investigator Award
1998 Young Scientist Award, Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia
1996 NARSAD (National Alliance for Schizophrenia & Affective Disorders) Young Investigator Award
1992 University of Illinois Graduate College Dissertation Research Grant
1992 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
1992 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award
1991 Outstanding Teacher (Brain and Behavior, 2 semesters)
1991 Nominated for the Harriet and Charles Luckman Undergraduate Teaching Award
1991 Nominated for the College of LAS Annual Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
1990 Outstanding Teacher (Brain and Behavior)
1988 Excellent Teacher (Statistics)

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Chapters, Books, Review
1. Belger, A. The neurocircuitry of Schizophrenia. In American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Schizophrenia (Lieberman, Perkins, Stroup Eds.) (APA Press).
2. Krystal, JK, Belger, A., Abi-Saab, W., Moghaddam, B., Charney, D.S., Anand, A., Madonick, S., D’Souza, C. Glutamatergic Contributions to Cognitive Dysfunction in Schizophrenia (2001). In Cognitive Functioning in Schizophrenia (Harvey PD and Sharma T. Eds). Oxford University Press.
3. Krystal, JK, D’Souza, C., Petrakis, I.L., Belger, A., Berman, R., Charney, D.S., Abi-Saab, W., Madonick, S. (1999) NMDA Agonists and Antagonists as probes for glutamatergic dysfunction and pharmacotherapies for neuropsychiatric disorders. Harvard review of Psychiatry 7:125-143
4. Krystal J.H., Belger A., D’Souza, C.D., Anand A., Charney D.S., Aghajanian G.K., Moghaddam B. (1999) Therapeutic implications of the hyperglutamatergic effects of NMDA Antagonists. Neuropsychopharmacology, v.2.
Refereed Papers/Articles/Published abstracts
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES
1. Yucel, G., McCarthy, G. Belger, A. (In Press) MRI Reveals That Involuntary Visual Deviance Processing Is Resource Limited, Neuroimage.
2. Van der Stelt, O., Lieberman, J.L., Belger, A. (In Press) Attentional Modulation of Early-stage Visual Processing in Schizophrenia., Brain Research.
3. Amler, R.W., Barone, Jr. S., Belger A., Berlin, Jr. C.M., Cox, C., Frank, H., Goodman, M., Harry, J., Hooper, S.R., Ladda, R., Hershey M.S., LaKind J.S., Lipkin P.H., Lipsitt, L.P., Lorber, M.N., Myers, G., Mason, A.M., Needham, L.L., Sonawane, B., Wachs, T.D., & Yager,J.N. (In Press) Hershey Medical Center Technical Workshop Report: Optimizing the design and interpretation of epidemiologic studies for assessing neurodevelopmental effects from in utero chemical exposure., Neurotoxicology.
4. Magnotta, V.A., Friedman L., & FIRST BIRN. (2006) Measurement of signal-to-noise and contrast-to-noise in the fBIRN multi-center imaging study. Journal of Digital Imaging, Vol 0, No 0: pp 1-9; Epub March 2006.
5. Hart, S.J., Davenport, M.L., Hooper, S.R., & Belger, A. (2006) Visuospatial executive function in Turner Syndrome: Functional MRI and neurocognitive findings. Brain, 129(Pt 5), 1125-36
6. Krystal, J.H., Madonick, S., Perry, E., Gueorguieva, R., Brush, L., Wray, Y., Belger, A., D’Souza, D.C. (2006) Potentiation of low dose ketamine effects by naltrexone: Potential implications for the pharmacotherapy of alcoholism. Neuropsychopharmacology (2006), 1-8.
7. Krystal, J.H., Perry, Jr. E.B., Guerguieva, R., Belger, A., Madonick, S.H., Abi-Dargham, A., Cooper, T.B., MacDougall, L., Abi-Saab, A., D’Souza, C. (2005) Comparative and interactive Human Psychopharmacologic Effects of Ketamine and Amphetamine. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62:985-995.
8. Yucel H.G., Petty C., McCarthy G., Belger A. (2005) Visual task complexity modulates the brain’s response to unattended auditory novelty. Neuroreport, 13; 16(10):1031-1036.
9. Dichter G., Stelt van der O., Laube, J., Belger A. Relations among Intelligence, Executive Function, and P300 Event Related Potentials in Schizophrenia. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, accepted in press.
10. Yucel H.G., Petty C., McCarthy G., Belger A. (2005) Graded Visual Attention Modulates Brain Responses Evoked by Task-Irrelevant Auditory Pitch Changes. Journal of Cognitive Neurosience, 17(12), 1819-1828.
11. Van der Stelt, O., Lieberman J.A., Perkins D., Belger A. (2005) Auditory P300 in High-Risk, Recent-Onset, and Chronic Schizophrenia, Schizophrenia Research, 77(2-3), 309-320.
12. Mitchell T., Inan S., Bizzell, J., Song A., Belger, A. (2005) Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Measures of Automatic and Controlled Auditory Processing. NeuroReport, 16(5), 457-462.
13. Stelt van der O., Belger A., Lieberman J. (2005) Macroscopic Fast Neuronal Oscillations and Synchrony in Schizophrenia. Proceedings of the National Academie of Sciences Dec 21; 101 (51):17567-8.
14. Shafritz K. M., Kartheiser P., and Belger A. (2005) Dissociation of neural systems mediating behavioral and cognitive set shifting, Neuroimage. Apr 1; 25(2):600-6.
15. Krystal J.K., Abi-Saab W., Perry E., D’Sousa D.C., Liu N., Gueorguieva R., McDougall L., Hunsberger T., Belger A., Levine L., Breier A. (2005) Preliminary evidence of attenuation of the disruptive effects of the NMDA glutamate receptor antagonist, ketamine, on working memory by pretreatment with the group II metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) agonist, LY354740, in healthy human subjects. Psychopharmacology, Apr; 179(1):303-9. Epub 2004 Aug 10.
16. Morey, R.A., Inan, S., Mitchell, T.V., Perkins, D.O., Lieberman, J., Belger, A. (2005) Imaging fronto-striate function in the prodrome of schizophrenia. Archives of General Psychiatry. Mar; 62(3):254-62.
17. Cho, HS., D'Souza, DC., Gueorguieva, R., Perry, EB., Madonick, S., Karpe,r LP.,Abi-Dargham, A., Belger, A., Abi-Saa,b W., Lipschitz, D., Bennet, A., Seibyl, JP., Krystal, JH. (2005) Absence of behavioral sensitization in healthy human subjects following repeated exposure to ketamine.Psychopharmacology (Berl). Apr; 179(1):136-43. Epub 2005 Jan 29.
18. Van der Stelt, O., Frye J., Lieberman J.A., Belger A. (2004) Impaired P3 Generation Reflects High-Level and Progressive Neurcognitive Dysfunction in Schizophrenia. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2004 Mar; 61(3):237-48.
19. Inan, S., Mitchell T., Bizzell, J., Song A., Belger, A. (2004) Hemodynamic correlates of stimulus repetition in visual and auditory corteces: fMRI study. Neuroimage. 2004 Mar; 21(3):886-93.
20. Krystal, J.K., D'Souza, D.C., Mathalon, D., Perry, E., Belger, A., Hoffman, R. (2003) NMDA receptor antagonist effects, cortical glutamatergic function and schizophrenia: Toward a paradigm shift in medication development. Psychopharmacology Special Issue on Cognition, 169: 215-233.
21. Krystal, J.H., Bennet, A., Abi-Saab, D., Belger, A., Karper, L.P., D’Souza, D.C., Lipschitz, D., Abi-Dargham, A., Charney, D.S. (2000) Dissociation of Ketamine Effects on Rule Acquisition and Rule Implementation: Possible Relevance to NMDA Receptor Contributions to Executive Cognitive Functions. Biological Psychiatry.2000 Jan; 47:137-143.
22. Lieberman, J., Perkins, D., Belger, A., Chakos, M., Jarskog, F., Boteva, K., Gilmore, J. (2001). The Early Stages of Schizophrenia: Speculations on Pathogenesis Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Approaches. Biological Psychiatry, 50:11, 884-897.
23. Zou, KH., Greve, DN., Wang, M., Pieper, SD., Warfield, SK., White, NS., Vangel, MG., Kikinis, R., Wells, WM. III., FIRST BIRN. A prospective multi-institutional study for the reproducibility of fMRI: A preliminary report from the Biomedical Informatics Research Network. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer: Berlin, 2004, 3217: In Press.
24. Vincent A. Magnotta, Lee Friedman, FIRST BIRN. (submitted) Measurement of Signal-to-Noise and Contrast-to-Noise in the fBIRN Multi-Center Imaging Study
25. Kirino, E., Belger, A., Goldman-Rakic, P., and McCarthy, G (2000) Prefrontal activation to infrequent visual targets and novel stimuli: An event-related fMRI study. Journal of Neuroscience, 20(17): 6612-6618.
26. Boutros, N. & Belger, A. (1999) Habituation and Dishabituation aspects of sensory gating in normal volunteers, Biological Psychiatry, 45:917-922.
27. Boutros, N., Belger, A., Campbell, D., Krystal, J. (1999) Comparison of four components of sensory gating in schizophrenia and normal subjects. Psychiatry Research, 88: 119-130.
28. Hoffman,R., Boutros, N., Berman, R., Roessler, E., Belger, A., Krystal, J., Charney, D. (1999) Transcranial Magnetic Resonance stimulation of left temporoparietal cortex in three schizophrenic patients reporting hallucinated “voices”. Biological Psychiatry, 46:130-132.
29. McCarthy G., Puce A., Belger A., Allison T. (1999) Electrophysiological studies of face perception: II. Response properties of face-specific potentials generated in occipitotemporal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 9: 431-444.
30. Belger, A., McCarthy, G., Puce, A., Gore, J., Goldman-Rakic, P., & Krystal, J.H. (1998) Dissociation of mnemonic and perceptual components of spatial and non-spatial working memory using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Human Brain Mapping, 6:14-32.
31. Belger, A. & Banich, M.T. (1998) Costs and Benefits of integrating information between the hemispheres: A computational perspective. Neuropsychology, 12:380-398.
32. McCarthy, G., Puce, A., Luby, M., Belger, A., Allison, T. (1996) Magnetic resonance imaging studies of functional brain activation: Analysis and interpretation. In Visualization of information processing in the human brain: Recent advancaes in MEG and Functional MRI (EEG Suppl. 47), I. Hashimoto,Y.C. Okada and S. Ogawa (Eds.) -pp 15-31.
33. Stokes, A.F., Belger, A., Banich, M.T., and Bernadine, I. (1994) Effects of chronic aspartame ingestion upon performance in aviation relevant cognitive tasks. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 65(1), 7-16.
34. Allison, T., McCarthy, G., Nobre, A., Puce, A, Belger, A. (1994) Human extrastriate visual cortex and the perception of faces, words, numbers, and colors. Cerebral Cortex, 5, 544-554.
35. Belger, A. and Banich, M.T. (1992) Interhemispheric interaction affected by computational complexity. Neuropsychologia, 30, 923-929.
36. Banich, M.T. and Belger, A. (1991) Inter- versus intrahemispheric concordance of judgments in a non-explicit memory task. Brain and Cognition, 15, 131-137
37. Stokes, A.F., Belger, A., Banich, M.T., and Taylor H. (1991) Effects of acute aspartame and acute alcohol ingestion upon the cognitive performance of pilots. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 62, 648-653.
38. Banich, M.T. and Belger, A. (1990) Interhemispheric interaction: How do the hemispheres divide and conquer a task? Cortex, 26, 77-94.
39. Banich, M.T., Goering, S., Stolar, N., and Belger, A. (1990) Interhemispheric processing in left- and right-handers. International Journal of Neuroscience, 54, (3-4):197-208.
PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS
1. Potkin S., Brown G.G., Glover G. McCarthy G., Lim K.O., Gollub R., Rosen B., Toga A., Kikinis R., Dale P., Lauriello J., O’Leary D., Lieberman J., Belger A., Greve D., Friedman L., Cannon T., Fallon J., Keator D.B., Grethe J.S., Turner J.A. (2004) Functional Biomedical Informatics Research Network: Multi-Center fMRI Methods. American College of Neuropsychophramacology 43nd Annual Meeting, S205.
2. Belger, A. (2004) Functional Imaging Of Neural Circuits Underlying Executive Cognitive Deficits In Autism. Presented at the CPEA-STAART Meeting, Bethesda May 17-20.
3. Belger A. Laboratory and Imaging Aids to Diagnosis and Assessment Of Schizophrenia (2004). Symposium presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association “Recovering from Schizophrenia: How Treatment Can Improve Outcomes and Prevent Chronicity”, New York, May2nd, 2004.
4. Stelt, O.D.; Morey R., Inan S., Lieberman J., Belger A. (2004) FMRI and Electrophysiology Data Characterizing the Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia and its Progression. University of North Carolina, Department of Psychiatry. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biological Psychiatry, New York, May 18th.
5. Belger, A. (2004) Neuroimaging and Electrophysiological Studies of The Prodrome. Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biological Psychiatry, New York, May 18th.
6. Belger, A. (2004) Impaired Brain Systems of Visual Attention In The Prodromal, Early And Late Stages Of Schizophrenia. 12th Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia, Davos, Switzerland, February 7th-13th.
7. Belger, A. (2004) Multimodal Neuroimaging of Fronto-Striate Circuits in the Prodrome and Subsequent Stages of Schizophrenia. 12th Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia, Davos, Switzerland, February 7th-13th.
8. Belger, A. (2003) Impaired Brain Systems of Visual Attention in the Prodromal, First Episode and Chronic Stages of Schizophrenia. 42nd Meeting of the American College Of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), Caribe Hilton San Juan, Puerto Rico, Decmber 7-11.
9. Potkin, S.G., Andreasen, N., Brown, G., Glove,r G., Kikinis, R., Lauriello, J., Lieberman, J., Lim, K., McCarley, R., McCarthy, G., Rosen, B., Toga, A. Multi-Site Brain fMRI imaging Studies in Schizophrenia Using the BIRN Methodology and Federated Database Approach. ACNP 41st Annual Meeting, p. 252-253, 2002.
10. Potkin, S.G., Andreasen, N., Belger, A., Brown, G., Ford, J., Glover, G., Golub, R., Heckers, S., Lauriello, J., Lieberman, J., Lim, K.O., McCarley, R., McCarthy, G., Rosen, B., Toga, A., Turner, J., Wible, C. Workshop on Multi-Site Brain FMRI Imaging Studies in Schizophrenia Using the BIRN Methodology: Cognitive Tasks and Clinical Correlates. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, 2003.
11. Potkin, S.G., Turner, J.A., Brown G.G., Glover, G.H., Heckers, S., Keator, D.B., Grethe, J.S. FIRST BIRN. Biomedical Informatics Research Network: Functional Imaging Research in Schizophrenia Testbed. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2003.
12. Turner, J.A., Potkin, S.G., Brown, G.G., Glover, G.H., Greve, D., Keator, D.B., McCarthy, G., Grethe, J.S., Wible, C.G., Lim, K., Toga, A.W., Andreasen, N.C., O’Leary, D., FIRST BIRN. Biomedical Informatics Research Network: Integrating Multi-Site Human Functional Imaging Acquisition and Analysis. Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) Symposium, Bethesda, MD, 2003.
13. Turner, J.A., Lee, H.J., Wible, C., McCarth,y G., Potkin, S.G., FIRST BIRN. The stability of auditory activation in functional magnetic resonance imaging data across sessions and sites. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA, 2004.
14. Turner, J.A., Potkin, S.G., Glover, G., McCarthy, G., Gollub, R.L., Brown, G., Dale, A., Grethe, J.S., Friedman, L., Keator, D.B., FIRST BIRN. Biomedical Informatics Research Network: Functional Imaging Research In Schizophrenia Testbed. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Budapest, Hungary, 2004.
15. Zou, K.H., Greve, D.N., Wang, M., Pieper, S.D. Warfield, S.K., White, N.S., Vangel, M.G., Kikinis, R., Wells, W.M., FIRST BIRN. A Prospective Multi-Institutional Study of the Reproducibility of fMRI: A Preliminary Report from the Biomedical Informatics Research Network. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Budapest, Hungary, 2004.
16. Greve, D.N., White, N.S., Dale, A.M., FIRST-BIRN. Evaluation of fMRI Sensitivity Across Multiple Sites. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Budapest, Hungary, 2004.
17. Friedman, L., Posse, S., FIRST BIRN. Insights into Multi-Site FMRI Repeatability: Scanner Differences in Sensitivity and Smoothness. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Budapest, Hungary, 2004.
18. Gadde, S., Michelich, C.R., Voyvodic, J. An XML-based Data Access Interface for Image Analysis and Visualization Software. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Budapest, Hungary, 2004.
19. Keator, D.B., Gadde, S, Grethe, J.S., Taylor, D.V., Potkin, S.G., FIRST BIRN. A General XML Schema And Associated SPM Toolbox For Storage And Retrieval Of Neuro-Imaging Results And Anatomical Labels. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Budapest, Hungary, 2004.
20. Ozyurt, B.I.1; Wei, D.2; Keator, D.B.2; Potkin, S.G. 2; Brown G.G.1; Grethe, J.S.1 Morphometry BIRN; FIRST BIRN; BIRN Coordinating Center (http://www.nbirn.net).A User-Friendly, Web-Accessible System For The Management, Discovery, Retrieval, And Analysis Of Clinical And Brain Imaging Data. Abstract and poster presentation at Human Brain Project Neuro-Informatics meeting, 2004.
21. Keator, D.B.; Gadde, S.; Grethe, J.S.; Taylor, D.V.; Potkin, S.G.; FIRST BIRN. A General XML Schema and Associated SPM Toolbox for Storage and Retrieval of Neuro-Imaging Results and Anatomical Labels. Abstract and poster presentation at Human Brain Project Neuro-Informatics meeting, 2004.
22. K.H. Zou, PhD, Boston, MA, M. Wang, MSE, S.D. Pieper, PhD, R. Kikinis, MD, W.M. Wells III, PhD, FIRST BIRN. Factors Impacting the Reproducibility of Functional MR Imaging: A Prospective Multi-Institutional Study by the Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN). International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Kyoto, 2004.
23. Friedman, L., FIRST BIRN. An Index of Scanner/Site Differences in fMRI Sensitivity: Method and Implications. ISMRM, Kyoto 2004.
24. Glover, G.H., Foland, L. FIRST BIRN. Scanner Quality Assurance for Longitudinal or Multicenter fMRI Studies. ISMRM, Kyoto, 2004
25. Glover, G.H., Thomason, M.E., Foland, L. FIRST BIRN. Calibration of fMRI Activation for the FIRST BIRN Project. ISMRM, Kyoto, 2004.
26. Magnotta, V.A., Friedman, L. FIRST BIRN. SNR and CNR Measurements in the fBIRN Multicenter Study. ISMRM, Kyoto, 2004.
27. Brown, G., Pieper, S., Martone, M., Aucoin, N., Joyner, A., Bischoff-Grethe, A., Torvik, V., FIRST BIRN. The Query Atlas: A Brain Referenced Knowledge Discovery Tool. Abstract in the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neurosciences, 2004.
28. J. Turner, S. Morris, H. Lee, C. Wible, G. Brown, S. Potkin, FIRST BIRN. The stability of auditory activation in fMRI across sessions and sites: Initial Calibrations. Abstract in the Proceedings o fthe Annual Meeting of the Society for Neurosciences, 2004.
29. Foland, L.C., Thomason, M.E., FIRST BIRN, Glover G.H. Calibrating Functional MRI Data Across Subjects And Scan Sites. Abstract in the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neurosciences, 2004.
30. Morris, S.K., Brown, G., Glover, G.H., Foland, L.C., Bischoff-Grethe, A. Liu, T., Ozyurt, B., Turner, T., FIRST BIRN. The Stability Of Sensory Motor Activation In fMRI Across Sites: Initial Calibrations. Abstract in the proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neurosciences, 2004.
31. Belger, A. (2003) Multimodal Imaging of Fronto-Striate Circuits and Associated Executive Functions in the Prodromal, First Episode and Chronic Stages of Schizophrenia. Abstract in the proceedings of the 42nd Meeting of the American College Of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), Caribe Hilton San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 7-11.
32. Yucel G.H., Petty C., McCarthy G., Belger A. (2003) Cortical Activation evoked by involuntary auditory attention is resource limited – an FMRI study. Abstract in the Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neurosciences, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 8-12.
33. Inan, S. and Belger A. (2003). Visuo-spatial attention in novelty detection. Abstract in the Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neurosciences, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 8-12.
34. Belger, A. (2003) Visual and Auditory Event-Related Brain Potentials and fMRI activations in Schizophrenia and its Prodrome. Abstract in the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biological Psychiatry, San Francisco, May 16th.
35. Van Der Stelt, O., Frye, J., Lieberman, J., Belger, A. (2003) Event-related potentials during visual and auditory processing in schizophrenia. Abstract in the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biological Psychiatry, San Francisco, May 16th.
36. Belger, A. (2003) Imaging the Brain and the Mind in Schizophrenia. Annual Schizophrenia Treatment and Evaluation Program Meeting, Chapel Hill NC, May 10th.
37. Belger A., (2003) Autism: New views form Brain Imaging. Annual Austism STAART Center Meeting, Inaugural Meeting, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, April 9th.
38. Morey, R.A., Amberger, K., Inan, S., Lieberman, J., Belger, A. (2003) A fMRI Study of Atypical Neuroleptic Effects on Attention in Schizophrenia Patients. Presented at the Biannual Meeting of the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 29 – April 2.
39. Van Der Stelt O., Frye J., Lieberman, J., Belger A. (2003) Visual and Auditory event-related potentials in schizophrenia. Presented at the Biannual Meeting of the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 29 – April 2.
40. Belger, A. (2003) Functional Neuroimaging of Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia. Presented at the Neuroimaging Science Training Program (NISTP) Seminar at Yale University, New Haven, January 10th.
41. Krystal J.H., Abi-Saab W., Perry E., D’Souza C.D., Liu N., McDougall L., Belger A., Levine L., Breir A. (2002) Modulation of Ketamine-induced Working Memory Deficits in Healthy Human Subjects by the Group II Metabotropic Agonist LY354740. Abstract in the proceedings of the 41st annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, page 275.
42. Belger, A. (2002) Functional mapping of the neural substrates of autism. Invited study Group presentation, 41st Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 8-12.
43. Bizzell J., Tessner K., Gerig G., Belger A. (2002). Restricting Regions of Interest in Visual and Auditory Cortex to Gray Matter Tissue Increases BOLD Signal Detection. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco CA, April 13-16.
44. Inan S., Mitchell T., Perkins D. Belger A. (2002) Hemodynamic Correlates of Sensory Gating Deficits in Schizophrenia and its progression, fMRI study. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco CA, April 13-16.
45. Mitchell, T., Inan, S., Perkins, D., Belger, A. (2002) Neural Correlates of Target and Novelty processing deficit sin schizophrenia. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco CA, April 13-16.
46. Belger, A., Mahe,r S., Krystal, J. (2001) FMRI and ERP assessment of Automatic and Controlled Target and Novelty Processing in Schizophrenia. Presented at the Biannual Meeting of the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Whistler, BC. April 28-May 2nd.
47. Belger, A., Maher, S., Lacadie, C., Krystal J. (2001) FMRI and ERP correlates of impaired visual P300 to Target and Novel stimuli in schizophrenia: Effects of Attention. Abstract presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, New York, March 25-27.
48. Belger, A. (2001) ERP and FMRI evidence of impaired error correction in schizophrenia: Reflections of Fronto-Striate Dysfunction? Invited Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biological Psychiatry, New Orleans, LA, May 3-5.
49. Belger, A. (2001) Spatial and Temporal Localization of Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia using fMRI and ERP Measures. Invited Workshop presented at the Society for Biological Psychiatry Meeting in New Orleans, LA, May 3-5.
50. Belger, A. (2001). Role of Prefrontal Cortex in the selection and generation of task appropriate response: Perspectives from behavioral, electrophysiological, functional imaging, and neuropsychiatric studies Invited paper presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Winter Brain Conference in Steamboat Springs, CO, January 20-27.
51. Belger, A. Maher, S., Krystal, J.H., (2000) FMRI and ERP Correlates of Impaired Visual P300 to Target and Novel Stimuli in Schizophrenia: Effects of Attention. Presented at the 30th Annual meeting for the Society of Neurosciences, New Orleans, LA, November 4-9.
52. Belger, A. (2000) Working Memory: Constructs, Neural Circuits, Pharmacological Modulation. Invited Symposium presented at the Annual meeting of the Society for Biological Psychiatry, LA, November 4-9.
53. Belger, A. (1999) Behavioral Assessment of Frontal/Cingulate Attention Deficits in Schizophrenia. Presented at the Biannual Meeting of the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 12-16.
54. Belger, A. (1999) Abnormal Engagement of Dorsal and Ventral Frontal Cortex in Schizophrenia during Executive Tasks. Invited workshop presented at the Biannual Meeting of the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Santa Fe, NM, April 17-21.
55. Belger, A. Fermaglich, L., D’Souza, D.C., Gore, J.C., Krystal, J.H. (1998) Abnormal Anterior Cingulate Activation During Cognitive Inhibition in Schizophrenia. Invited paper presented at Symposium at the Annual meeting of the Society for Neurosciences, Los Angeles, CA, November 7-12, abstract p. 1176.
56. Krystal, J.H., Belger, A., Kirino, E., Madonick, S., Gatenby, C.J., McCarthy, G., Gore, J.C. (1998) Modulation of Cingulate Activation to Infrequent Visual Targets by Ketamine: A Functional MRI Study. Abstract in the proceedings of the 28th annual meeting of the Society for Neurosciences, Los Angeles, Ca, November 7-12, abstract p.259.
57. Belger, A., Kirino, E., Madonick, S., Gatenby, C.J., McCarthy, G., Gore, J.C., Krystal, J.H. (1998) Modulation of Frontal and Cingulate Activation to Infrequent Visual Targets by Ketamine: A Functional MRI Study. Abstract in the proceedings of the 37th annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
58. Belger, A., Kirino, E., Gore, J., McCarthy, G. and Krystal, J.H. (1998). Assessment of prefrontal activation by infrequent visual targets and non-target novel stimuli in schizophrenia: a functional MRI study. Presented at the 9th Biennial winter workshop on schizophrenia, in Davos, Switzerland, February 7-13, 1998. Abstract in Schizophrenia Research, Vol. 29, nos. 1,2.
59. Belger, A., Kirino, E., Gore, J., McCarthy, G. and Krystal, J.H. (1997). Assessment of prefrontal activation by infrequent visual targets and non-target novel stimuli in schizophrenia: A functional MRI study. Abstract in the proceedings of the 36th annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, p.190
60. D’Souza, C., Gil, R., Belger, A., Zimmerman, L., Tracy, L., Larvey, K., Cassello K., Krystal J.H. (1997). Glycine Ketamine Interactions in healthy humans. Abstract in the proceedings of the 36th annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, p.286.
61. D’Souza, C., Belger, A., Zimmerman, L., Adams, S., Gil, R., Sernyak, M, Krystal, J.H. (1997). Cannabinoid sensitivity in schizophrenia: Dose-response of tetrahydrocannabinol effects in schizophrenics and healthy controls. Abstract in the proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, p.286
62. Kirino, E., Belger, A., Goldman-Rakic, P., and McCarthy, G. (1997). A comparison of prefrontal activation to infrequent visual targets and non-target novel stimuli: a functional MRI study. Presented at the 27th Annual meeting of the Society for Neurosciences, New Orleans, LA, October 25-30, abstract p. 493.
63. Belger, A., Taqqu, Y., Krystal, J.H. (1997). Working memory and selective attention in schizophrenia. Presented at the 8th annual meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA), February 2-4, 1997, Orlando.
64. Belger, A. (1997) Behavioral Assessment of Frontal/Cingulate Attention Deficits in Schizophrenia. Presented at the Biannual Meeting of the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 12-16.
65. Belger, A., McNulty, A., Krystal, J.H. (1997). Frontal/Cingulate attention deficits in schizophrenia. Presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, February 5-8, Orlando.
66. Belger, A. McCarthy, G., Gore, J., Goldman-Rakic, P., Krystal, J. (1995). Dissociation of parietal and temporal networks during spatial and non-spatial working memory using FMRI. Abstract in the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, March 26-28, San Francisco.
67. Belger, A., McCarthy, G., Gore, J., Goldman-Rakic, P., Krystal, J. (1995). FMRI studies of working memory networks: Parietal and temporal lobe studies. Presented at the 1st International Conference on Mapping of the Human Brain, June 26-30, Paris.
68. Belger, A., McCarthy, G., Gore, J., Goldman-Rakic, P., Krystal, J. (1995). Spatial and non-spatial working memory networks studied by functional magnetic resonance imaging. Abstract in the proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, p.223.
69. Allison, T., McCarthy, G., Belger, A., Puce, A., Bentin, S. (1994). What is a Face? Electrophysiological responsiveness of human extrastriate visual cortex to human faces, face component, and animal faces. Presented at the 24th Annual meeting of the Society for Neurosciences, Miami Beach, Florida, Nov 13-18, abstract p. 316.
70. Blamire, A.M., Belger, A., McCarthy, G., and Shulman, R.G. (1994). A study of language production by functional MRI. Presented at the Inaugural Meeting of the Nottingham Symposium on Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, April, Nottingham. Abstract in the Proceedings of the Nottingham Symposium on Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
71. Belger, A., Blamire, A.M., McCarthy, G., and Shulman, R.G. (1994). Functional MRI of frontal lobes during language tasks. Presented at the Inaugural Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, March 27-29, San Francisco. Abstract in the Proceedings of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, p.63.
72. Belger, A. (1994) Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging studies of working memory and Ketamine effects on cortical circuitry. Co-Chair of study group entitled “Working Memory and its relevance to schizophrenia”. Held at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 12-16.
73. Belger, A. and Banich, M.T. (1994). Task demands limit interhemispheric facilitation. Presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting on the International Neuropsychological Society, February 3-5, Cincinnati. Abstract in Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.
74. Belger, A. and Banich, M.T. (1994). Interhemispheric interaction affected by asymmetries of hemispheric activation (AHA). Presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting on the International Neuropsychological Society, February 2-5, Cincinnati. Abstract in the Proceedings of the International Neuropsychological Society.
75. Belger, A. and Banich, M.T. (1992). Interhemispheric interaction affected by computational complexity. Presented at the 20th Annual Meeting on the International Neuropsychological Society, February 5-8, San Diego. Abstract in Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 14, 48.
76. Stokes, A.F. and Belger, A. (1991). Anxiety and cognitive strategies in experts and novice aviators. Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace medical Association, Cincinnati, Ohio.
77. Belger, A. and Banich, M.T. (1991). Task Difficulty and interhemispheric interaction. Paper presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, May 2-4, Chicago. Abstract in Proceedings of the Midwestern Psychological Association 63rd Annual Meeting, p. 48.
78. Belger, A., Stokes, A.F., Taylor, H., and Banich, M.T. (1989). Effects of acute aspartame ingestion upon the cognitive performance of pilots. Paper presented at the 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, May 7- 11, Washington, D.C. Abstract in Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 60, 490.
INVITED PRESENTATIONS, PANELS, WORKSHOPS AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS
1. Belger, A. (2004) Functional Imaging Of Neural Circuits Underlying Executive Cognitive Deficits In Autism. Invited Presentation at the CPEA-STAART Meeting, Bethesda May 17-20.
2. Belger A. (2003). Role of Prefrontal Cortex in the selection and generation of task appropriate response in schizophrenia. Invited Symposium at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Chicago, Illinois, October 29-November 2.
3. Belger, A. (2003) Imaging the Brain and the Mind in Schizophrenia. Annual Schizophrenia Treatment and Evaluation Program Meeting, Chapel Hill NC, May 10th.
4. Belger A., (2003) Autism: New views from Brain Imaging. Annual Austism STAART Center Meeting, Inaugural Meeting, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, April 9th.
5. Belger, A. (2003) Functional Neuroimaging of Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia. Presented at the Neuroimaging Science Training Program (NISTP) Seminar at Yale University, New Haven, January 10th.
6. Belger, A. (2001) ERP and FMRI evidence of impaired error correction in schizophrenia: Reflections of Fronto-Striate Dysfunction? Invited Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biological Psychiatry, New Orleans, LA, May 3-5.
7. Belger, A. (2001) Spatial and Temporal Localization of Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia using fMRI and ERP Measures. Invited Workshop presented at the Society for Biological Psychiatry Meeting in New Orleans, LA, May 3-5.
8. Belger, A. (2001). Role of Prefrontal Cortex in the selection and generation of task appropriate response: Perspectives from behavioral, electrophysiological, functional imaging, and neuropsychiatric studies Invited paper presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Winter Brain Conference in Steamboat Springs, CO, January 20-27.
9. Belger, A. Maher, S., Krystal, J.H., (2000) FMRI and ERP Correlates of Impaired Visual P300 to Target and Novel Stimuli in Schizophrenia: Effects of Attention. Presented at the 30th Annual meeting for the Society of Neurosciences, New Orleans, LA, November 4-9.
10. Belger, A. (2000) Working Memory: Constructs, Neural Circuits, Pharmacological Modulation. Invited Symposium presented at the Annual meeting of the Society for Biological Psychiatry, LA, November 4-9.
11. Belger, A. (1999) Behavioral Assessment of Frontal/Cingulate Attention Deficits in Schizophrenia. Presented at the Biannual Meeting of the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 12-16.
12. Belger, A. (1999) Abnormal Engagement of Dorsal and Ventral Frontal Cortex in Schizophrenia during Executive Tasks. Invited workshop presented at the Biannual Meeting of the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Santa Fe, NM, April 17-21.
13. Belger, A. Fermaglich, L., D’Souza, D.C., Gore, J.C., Krystal, J.H. (1998) Abnormal Anterior Cingulate Activation During Cognitive Inhibition in Schizophrenia. Invited paper presented at Symposium at the Annual meeting of the Society for Neurosciences, Los Angeles, CA, November 7-12, abstract p. 1176.
14. Krystal, J.H., Belger, A., Kirino, E., Madonick, S., Gatenby, C.J., McCarthy, G., Gore, J.C. (1998) Modulation of Cingulate Activation to Infrequent Visual Targets by Ketamine: A Functional MRI Study. Abstract in the proceedings of the 28th annual meeting of the Society for Neurosciences, Los Angeles, Ca, November 7-12, abstract p.259.
15. Belger, A. (1996) Behavioral and fMRI studies of attention and working memory in healthy and schizophrenic subjects. Invited Presentation at the NIMH Neuroscience Center at St. Elizabeth’s, Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, May 4th.
16. Belger, A. (1996) Working memory networks studied by functional magnetic Resonance Imaging. Presented to Grand Rounds, Yale University department of Psychiatry, April 7th.
17. Belger, A (1995) Cortical networks of working memory studied by functional magnetic Resonance Imaging. Presented at Long Island Jewish Hospital, May 1st.
18. Blamire, A.M., Belger, A., McCarthy, G., and Shulman, R.G. (1994). A study of language production by functional MRI. Presented at the Inaugural Meeting of the Nottingham Symposium on Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, April, Nottingham. Abstract in the Proceedings of the Nottingham Symposium on Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
19. Belger, A., Blamire, A.M., McCarthy, G., and Shulman, R.G. (1994). Functional MRI of frontal lobes during language tasks. Presented at the Inaugural Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, March 27-29, San Francisco. Abstract in the Proceedings of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, p.63.
20. Belger, A. (1994) Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Cognitive Neuropsychology. Invited Presentation at the Beckman Institute for the Advancement of Science and Technology Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar, University of Illinois, February 1st, 1994.
21. Belger, A. (1994) Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging studies of working memory and Ketamine effects on cortical circuitry. Co-Chair of study group entitled “Working Memory and its relevance to schizophrenia”. Held at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 12-16.
22. Belger, A. (1993) Interhemispheric Information Processing. Invited Presentation at the Psychology Department Cognitive Science Seminar, Yale University, Nov. 30.
Original Articles in Review (Submitted) in Refereed Journals:
1. Drake, R.E., Lieberman, J.A., Belger, A., Keefe, R., Perkins, D., Stroup, S. Treatment Response and Recovery in Schizophrenia: Definition and Conceptual Analysis. In review, American Journal of Psychiatry.
2. Morey R., Mitchell T., Inan S., Bizzell, J., Song A., Lieberman, J.A., Belger, A. Auditory Target and Novelty processing in fronto-temporal circuitry in schizophrenia. In review, Schizophrenia Research.
3. Belger, A., Kirino, E., Madonick, S., Gore, J.C., McCarthy, G., Krystal, J.H. Modulation of Frontal and Cingulate Activation to Infrequent Visual Targets by Ketamine; A Functional MRI Study. In review.
Original Articles in Preparation:
1. Belger, A., Kirino, E., Vita, V., McCarthy, G., D’Souza, C., Goldman-Rakic, P., Gore, J., Krystal, J.H. Abnormal dorsolateral and inferior prefrontal activation to infrequent visual targets and novel stimuli in schizophrenia: An event-related FMRI study. In preparation.
2. Belger, A., Fermaglich, L., Vita, L., Gore, J., Krystal, J.H. Prefrontal and cingulate cortex activation during cognitive interference demonstrated by event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging. In preparation.
3. Morey, R., Inan S. Belger A. Imaging fronto-parietal function during visual selective attention and novelty detection. In preparation.
4. Yucel, H.G., Petty, C., McCarthy, G., Belger, A. Detection of Unattended Auditory Novelty is Resource-limited. In preparation.
5. Mitchel, T., Inan, S., Bizzell, J., Song A., Belger, A. Effects of Stimulus and Response Attributes on Fronto-Striatal Activity. In preparation.
Technical Reports
1. Stokes, A.F., Belger, A., and Zhang, K. (1990) Investigation of the factors comprising a model of pilot decision making. Part 2: Anxiety and cognitive strategies in expert and novice aviators. Aviation Research Laboratory Final Technical Report, ARL-90-8/SCEEE-90-2, September.
TEACHING RECORD
LECTURES
2007 Functional Imaging in neuropsychiatryic disorders. PGYIII Neuropsychiatry Seminar, UNC, Chapel Hill.
2006 Functional Neuroanatomy. PGYIII Neuropsychiatry Seminar, UNC, Chapel Hill.
2006 NDRC Postdoctoral Seminar: Functional Neuroimaging I: Fundamentals and Applications to the Study of Cognitive Processes.UNC, Chapel Hill
2006 FMRI of Visual systems. Cellular and molecular neurobiology (CNMB), UNC Neurobiology Curriculum
2006 FMRI of Auditory Systems. Cellular and molecular neurobiology (CNMB), UNC Neurobiology Curriculum
2006 Neuroimaging research in neuropsychiatryic disorders. PGYII Neuropsychiatry Seminar, UNC, Chapel Hill.
2006 Prefrontal circuitry in neuropsychiatric Disorders, PGYII Neuropsychiatry Seminar, UNC, Chapel Hill.
2005 FMRI of Visual systems. Cellular and molecular neurobiology (CNMB), UNC Neurobiology Curriculum
2005 FMRI of Auditory Systems. Cellular and molecular neurobiology (CNMB), UNC Neurobiology Curriculum

 

2005 NDRC Postdoctoral Seminar: Developmental Functional Neuroimaging I: Fundamentals and Applications to the Study of Cognitive Processes. UNC, Chapel Hill
2005 Prefrontal circuitry in neuropsychiatric Disorders, Duke Neuropsychiatry Seminar, Duke University Medical School.
2004 Prefrontal circuitry in neuropsychiatric Disorders, Duke Neuropsychiatry Seminar, Duke University Medical School.
2003 NDRC Postdoctoral Seminar: Functional Neuroimaging I: Fundamentals and Applications to the Study of Cognitive Processes.UNC, Chapel Hill
2003 Prefrontal circuitry in neuropsychiatric Disorders, Duke Neuropsychiatry Seminar, Duke University Medical School.
2003 Lecture on Functional Neuroimaging I: Fundamentals and Applications to the Study of Cognitive Processes, UNC NDRC Postdoctoral Fellow seminar, University of North Carolina.
2002 Lecture on Fronto-Striate circuits in the selection, initiation and switching of task-appropriate responses. Center for Cognitive Neuroscience annual retreat, Duke University.
2002 Lecture on Multimodal Mapping of the Neural Basis of Executive Function Deficits in Schizophrenia using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Event-Related Potentials, Cortex Journal Club, Duke University.
2001 Lecture on Emotion and the Brain, Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar, Duke University.
2001 Lecture on Cognitive Neuroscience of Sensory Processing, PGY-II Neuropsychiatry Seminar, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
1998- Lecturer on the Psychology of Perception and Cognition, PGY-II Scientific Foundations, Schools of Thought and Clinical Psychiatry Course, Yale Medical School.
1998- Lecturer on the Neurobehavioral Dimensions of Learning and Memory, PGY-II Scientific Foundations, Schools of Thought and Clinical Psychiatry Course, Yale Medical School
COURSES TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Spring 2001 Psych 100: Thinking and Cognition, section 2 - Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina.
Fall 1998 Psych 215: Senior Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience. Department of Psychology, Yale University.
COURSES TO RESIDENTS, FELLOWS AND/OR POSTDOCTORAL TRAINEES
2001-present IBM 100: Imaging the Brain and Mind, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
CLINICAL TEACHING
Spring 2002 Clinical Neuroscience Journal Club, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
STUDENT MENTORING/ADVISING
Graduate/Resident Supervision, Committees
2002- present Graduate Student Research Mentor, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:
Sarah Hart, B.A.
2001- present Graduate Student Research Mentor, Department of Psychology, Duke University:
Elliot Ludvig, M.S.
1998 Graduate Student Doctoral Thesis Advisor, Department of Psychology, Yale University:
Isabel Gauthier, 1999
1997 Resident Recruitment Committee, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
Undergraduate Supervision
2004 -present Undergraduate Independent Research Supervisor:
Susan Hardy, 2004, University of North Carolina Department of Psychology
2001 - Undergraduate Independent Research Supervisor:
Jane Laube, 2002, University of North Carolina Department of Psychology
Jessica Reitz, B.A. 2001, Duke University Department of Psychology
1994-1999 Undergraduate Student Thesis Advisor, Department of Psychology, Yale University:
Darby Saxbe, B.A, 1999
Sasha Karanowich, B.A., 2000
Elizabeth Wheeler, B.A, 1995
Yael Taqqu, B.A, 1995
Anne-Marie McNulty, B.A., 1995
OTHER SUPERVISION
Research Supervision
Research Assistant Years Current Institution
Justin Woodlief 2006-present Duke University BIAC, Durham
Carolyn Bellion, M.A. 2005-present University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Garrett Rosania 2003-present Duke University BIAC, Durham
Joshua Bizzell, M.S. 2001-present University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Kevin Tessner, B.S. 2001-2003 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Jeremy Frye, B.S. 2001-2004 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Armel Berceliot 2002-2003 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Steven Maher, M.A. 1998-2000 Boston University
Lucien Vita, M.S. 1997-1999 Parsons College
Lewis Fermaglich, M.D. 1997-1999 University of Kentucky School of Medicine
Fellowship Advisees
Postdoctoral Fellow Years Current Institution
Franc Donkers, Ph.D. 2006-present University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Carissa Cascio, Ph.D. 2006-present University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
James Carter, Ph.D. 2005-2006 University of Melbourne, Australia
Gabriel Dichter, Ph.D. 2004-2006 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Gunes H. Yucel, Ph.D. 2002-present Duke University Medical School, Durham
Rajandra Morey, M.D. 2002-2005 Duke University and the Durham VA MC
Odin Van Der Stelt, PhD 2001-2006 University of Magdeburg, Germany
Paul Kartheiser, M.D. 2002-2004 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Keith Shafritz, Ph.D. 2003-2004 Duke University Medical School, Durham
Seniha Inan, M.D. 2000-2004 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Teresa Mitchell, Ph.D. 2001-2003 Shriver Center, U. Mass.
Faculty K-Award Mentor
Faculty Years Current Institution
Kelly Giovanello, Ph.D. 2006-present University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Rajendra Morey, M.D. 2004-present Duke University, Durham
Xuemei HUang, M.D. PhD. 2002-present University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Heidi Roth, M.D. 2003 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Awards received by mentored fellows\students
Fellow- Student Years Award - Honor
Rajendra Morey M.D. 2003 Janssen Travel Award to attend the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research
Odin Van Der Stelt Ph.D. 2003 International Congress on Schizophrenia Research – Young Investigator Award
Rajendra Morey M.D. 2003 Department of Psychiatry Research Fellowship Award

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS
FEDERAL
CURRENT
Proj #, Role: 1R01MH58251-01A3, PI 04/01/01-03/31/06
Source: NIMH
Project Title: Neurobiology of Selective Attention in Schizophrenia
Description: The clinical objective of the proposed studies is to relate selective attention deficits in schizophrenia to symptomatology and chronicity of this illness.

Proj #, Role: 1P01NS41328-01, PI 04/01/01-03/31/06
Source: NINDS
Project Title: Human Functional Brain Anatomy (PPG)
Description: This Program Project will investigate the functional neuroanatomy of the human brain using high-field functional magnetic resonance imaging (functional MRI). The four scientific projects are strongly linked by their focus on the relationship between brain and behavior. The projects are organized into a logical progression from sensory processing through response.

Proj #, Role: UNC Silvio O. Conte Center 5R01 MH61603, Project PI 7/1/02 - 6/30/07
Source: NIH/NIMH
Project Title: Prospective Studies of the Pathophysiology of schizophrenia
Description: To identify pathogenic mechanisms in schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders using targeted gene strategies to develop animal models and neurobiologic studies of high risk human subjects

Proj #, Role: 5 P30 HD03110, Core PI 8/1/02 - 6/30/07
Source: NICHD
Project Title: Child Development and Mental Retardation Core – Developmental Neuroimaging
Description: To provide Educational, technical, training, and environmental support and resources for all projects in the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center that have or plan on having a Neuroimaging data acquisition or data analysis component.

Proj #, Role: FIRST BIRN , PI 9/30/02-11/30/04
Source: NIH
Project Title: First BIRN (Biomedical Informatics Resource Network)
Description: The goal of this grant is to fund a national infrastructure for large scale, multi-center studies of brain functions using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Proj #, Role: 1 U54 MH066418-01, Project PI 7/1/02 - 6/30/07
Source: NIH/NIMH
Project Title: Gene-Brain-Behavior in Autism
Description: To conduct fMRI/Longitudinal MRI studies of social/affective processes and executive function/ritualistic-repetitive behaviors in adults and very young children with autism.

PENDING
Proj #, Role: Autism Center of Excellence (ACE), Project PI 7/1/07 - 6/30/12
Source: NIH/NIMH
Project Title: Gene-Brain-Behavior in Autism
Description: To conduct fMRI/Longitudinal MRI studies of social/affective processes and executive function/ritualistic-repetitive behaviors in adults and very young children with autism.

PREVIOUS
Proj #, Role: 1R03HD40249 , PI 4/1/01 - 3/31/03
Source: NIH/NICH/HD
Project Title: Functional Neuroimaging in Turner Syndrome
Description: To examine the neurobiological correlates of visuospatial processing deficits in Turner's Syndrome using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

FOUNDATION
CURRENT
Proj #, Role: NARSAD Independent Investigator Award (PI) 7/1/2004-6/30/2006
Source: NARSAD
Project Title: Multimodal Imaging of fronto-striate circuits in inviduals at Ultra High-risk for schizophrenia: In search of intermediate phenotypes
Description: To use Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to characterize cortical pathology associated with the ultra high-risk for schizophrenia in prodromal and sympotomatic individuals to identify measures that can be used for early intervention strategies designed to prevent the onset of schizophrenia..

Proj #, Role: Foundation of Hope (PI) 2/15/2005-3/1/2007
Source: Foundation of Hope
Project Title: The role of dopamine in normal brain function.
Description: To use Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to characterize to understand the dopamine effects in normal healthy subjects.

 


PREVIOUS
Proj #, Role: NARSAD Young Investigator Award (PI) 7/1/99-6/30/02
Source: NARSAD
Project Title: ERP and FMRI Correlates of Executive Cognitive Deficits and Symptomatology in chronic schizophrenia
Description: To examine the temporal and structural functional correlates of selective attention deficits in schizophrenia.

Proj #, Role: Foundation of HOPE for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness (PI) 2/1/01 – 2/1/02
Source: Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness
Project Title: Cortical Function in the schizophrenia prodrome and first episode studied by FMRI and ERP: Implications for the diagnosis and prevention of schizophrenia
Description: To determine the functional and structural correlates of neuropathology immediately preceding and following the onset of schizophrenia through a longitudinal study of brain morphology and function.

Proj #, Role: NARSAD Young Investigator Award (PI) 7/1/96-6/30/98
Source: NARSAD
Project Title: Evaluation of Working Memory and Attention Functions in Schizophrenia Using a Cognitive Neuroscience Approach.
Description: To examine working memory and attention deficits in schizophrenia.
PHARMACEUTICAL
CURRENT
Source, Role: Janssen Pharmaceuticals (PI) Investigator 4/17/01-Open Ended
Project Title: Risperidone effects on frontal and temporal cortyical function in schizophrenia patients undergoing fMRI cognitive performance
Description: To compare the therapeutic efficacy of Risperidone, Olanzapine and its potential for neuroprotection in psychosis patients using psychopathology, neurocognition and MRI as measures of outcome.

HOSPITAL AND UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES
2006 - present University of North Carolina, Faculty Research Advisory Committee
2004 - present University of North Carolina, University Faculty Council
2001 Research Fellowship Training Grant Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
2001 Postdoctoral Training Program, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center (NDRC), University of North Carolina School of Medicine
1997 Resident Recruitment Committee, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
1992 University of Illinois Hohenboken Teaching Award selection Committee
1991- 1993 University of Illinois Graduate Student Advisory Council
1987 - 1993 University of Illinois Psychology Department Graduate Student Organization

AD-HOC COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES
2004-present Program Planning Committee for the Society of Biological Psychiatry
2005- present NIH Grant review Comittees
MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS
1. Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention and Executive function.
2. Functional mapping in the brain using magnetic resonance imaging and electrophysiological recordings.
3. Mapping neural basis of executive dysfunction in schizophrenia and autism.
4. Neurobiology of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders.
5. Neurobiology of executive deficits in autism.

 

OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES:

 

2002-present Member of the Imaging Subcommittee of the RAC, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
2002-present Graduate Faculty Member of the Curriculum in Neurobiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2001-present Member Executive Committee, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
2001-present Director, Neuroimaging Core, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center, Universitry of North Carolina School of Medicine
2000-present Director of Neuroimaging Research, Department of Psychiatry, Universitry of North Carolina School of Medicine
1995-1999 Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Psychiatry Service, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
AFFILIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (Associate Member)
American Psychological Association
Society for Biological Psychiatry
Cognitive Neuroscience Society
International Neuropsychological Society
Society for Neuroscience

 

AD-HOC MANUSCRIPT REVIEWER

 

Journal of Neuroscience
Archives of General Psychiatry
Biological Psychiatry
Neuropsychopharmacology
Psychopharmacology
Journal of Abnormal Psychology American Journal of Psychology
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
NeuroImage
NeuroReport
Acta Scandinavica Psychiatrica