Title: Director, Professor
Office: AHC4 310, AHC4 380, AHC4 380B
Department(s): Center for Imaging Science, Physics
Dr. Laird is a cognitive neuroscientist and medical physicist whose research program aims to understand the functional organization of large-scale brain networks. She is the PI of the Neuroinformatics and Brain Connectivity Lab, which focuses on developing novel data analysis algorithms, neuroscience informatics tools, and neuroimaging ontologies to yield analytic strategies for improving investigations into functional brain networks of healthy individuals, as well as in populations with psychiatric and neurologic diseases and disorders. Dr. Laird received her B.S. in Physics from Florida State University in 1998, and her Ph.D. in Physics/Medical Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002. She joined the faculty at the Research Imaging Institute of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in 2005. In 2010, Dr. Laird was recognized as a “Rising STAR” by the University of Texas System. Her research is currently funded by awards from the National Institutes of Health.