Noam Keren

Graduate Student, Deanna Barch - Research Technician, The Human Neurodiversity Laboratory

Noam Keren is a graduate student in the clinical psychology program with a concentration in neuropsychology. Noam is working with Dr. Deanna Barch in the Cognitive Control and Psychology Lab. His current research efforts include studying the morphology of limbic regions in the brain and how such structural variables may relate to specific functional patterns in the frontal cortex. Specifically, analyses involve structural and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data obtained from individuals with Schizophrenia, their siblings, and healthy controls.

Arriving five years ago from Tel-Aviv, Israel, Noam completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. While at UF, Noam engaged in research at the McKnight Brain Institute under the mentorship of Dr. Christiana Leonard. Most recently, he investigated structural variables including gray matter, and cerebral sulci characteristics of brain regions involved in visual processing.

Noam’s research interests are broad, and include topics in the domains of genetics, neuromorphology, higher brain functions and their interaction, both in healthy individuals and psychopathology groups.

Abstracts and Presentations

Keren N.I., Hwang D., Eckert M.A., Kuldau J.M., Leonard C.M. Investigating Ventral Stream Deficits and Anatomical Variability in Schizophrenia with Automated Sulcal Labeling Program No. 815.13. 2005 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2005. Online.

Keren N.I., Hwang D., Mahoney B.P., Eckert M.A., Kuldau J.M., Leonard C.M.   Sulcal Variability: An Investigation of the Ventral Stream in Schizophrenia.  Special Issue: Abstracts of the XX International Congress on Schizophrenia Research Schizophrenia Bulletin 31: 183-605.

Keren N.I., Mahoney B.P., Eckert M.A., Kuldau J.M., Leonard C.M. Ventral Visual Stream Gray Matter Reduction and Cognitive Processing in  Schizophrenia. Program No. 27.  Proceedings of the 20th Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA: South East Nerve Net, 2004.

Keren N.I., Mahoney B.P., Eckert M.A., Kuldau J.M., Leonard C.M. Fusiform Gyrus Gray Matter Reduction and Visual Processing in Schizophrenia. Program No. 314.18. 2003 Abstract Viewer and Itinerary Planner.  Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2003. Online.