Dr. Peter Fox, earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, interned at the Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. He was a senior staff scientist at Johns Hopkins University’s Mind/Brain Institute before joining the Health Science Center in 1991 to create the RIC. He has appointments in radiology, neurology, psychiatry and physiology.
Under Dr. Fox’s leadership, the Research Imaging Center has amassed one of the world’s largest arrays of imaging equipment for research with animals. New faculty recruits praise the RIC and name it as a factor in accepting a position here. Established scientists throughout Texas, impressed by the facility’s capabilities and the faculty’s expertise, have conducted joint research studies. Collaborators from as far away as Hong Kong and Beijing have come to the RIC to carry out imaging research.
The center is one of the few in the U.S. that enables researchers to study multiple species of animals with multiple types of systems, including functional and anatomical MRI, and positron-emission tomography (PET). A state-of-the-art animal facility is located within the building to eliminate the stress on the animals of being transported from other buildings.
Narayana S, Zhang W, Rogers W, Strickland C, Franklin C, Lancaster JL, Fox PT. Concurrent TMS to the primary motor cortex augments slow motor learning. Neuroimage. 2014 Jan 15;85 Pt 3:971-84.
Knowles EE, Carless MA, de Almeida MA, Curran JE, McKay DR, Sprooten E,
Dyer TD, Göring HH, Olvera R, Fox P, Almasy L, Duggirala R, Kent JW Jr,
Blangero J, Glahn DC. Genome-wide significant localization for working and spatial memory: Identifying genes for psychosis using models of cognition. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2014 Jan;165(1):84-95.
Amft M, Bzdok D, Laird AR, Fox PT, Schilbach L, Eickhoff SB. Definition and characterization of an extended social-affective default network. Brain Struct Funct. 2014 Jan 8.
Barron DS, Fox PM, Laird AR, Robinson JL, Fox PT. Thalamic medial dorsal nucleus atrophy in medial temporal lobe epilepsy: A VBM meta-analysis. Neuroimage Clin. 2012 Nov 16;2:25-32.
Krieg TD, Salinas FS, Narayana S, Fox PT, Mogul DJ. PET-based confirmation of orientation sensitivity of TMS-induced cortical activation in humans. Brain Stimul. 2013 Nov;6(6):898-904.