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Tor Wager

Tor Wager, PhD

Director, Dartmouth Brain Imaging Center

Diana L. Taylor Distinguished Professor

Andy Connolly

Andy Connolly, PhD

Systems Administrator

Andy has been part of the DBIC community since 2008 when he first came here as a postdoc with Professor James Haxby after earning his Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been the DBIC Systems Administrator since 2019. As sysadmin, Andy's core responsibilities include maintenance of DBIC's computer systems, data archive, and peripheral data collection equipment for the scanner. Andy is available to consult with investigators and students on nearly all aspects of the research process, including experimental design, Python and Matlab coding, data processing, and statistical analyses. He is the DBIC's liaison with Research Computing at Dartmouth.

 Chandana Kodiweera

Chandana Kodiweera, PhD

MRI Physicist

Kodi has been with the DBIC since 2012. He is responsible for generating our weekly QA reports, as well as developing and implementing new pulse sequence programs. Kodi is the resource for protocol trouble shooting, data quality assessment, difffusion data preprocessing, model reconstructions such as DTI/DKI/NODDI and tractography. He also can help with multi-echo fmri preprocessing.

 Courtney Rogers

Courtney Rogers, MEd

Associate Director for Operations and Outreach

Courtney has been with the DBIC since 2008, and in her current role since 2018. She has over 15 years of experience in high-level research administration and project management. Her role is to provide leadership, direction, and support for the DBIC’s research, administrative, and outreach operations. She oversees all aspects of the DBIC’s day-to-day operations, including coordination of communications, trainings, reviewing/approving new DBIC protocols, and creating/coordinating the scanner schedule. She works closely with the DBIC Director and faculty steering committee to create and refine DBIC's policies. She is always available to help onboard new labs and lab members, and to help research teams plan and execute new and existing research projects. 

 

Terry Sackett 

Terry Sackett, RT(R)(CT)(MR)

MRI Research Technologist

Terry has been with the DBIC since 2009.  He is a registered MRI technologist and MR Safety Officer, with over 30 years experience in medical imaging, 16 of which have been in MRI. Terry leads the DBIC's MRI safety and MRI operator trainings for all research personnel working in the DBIC. Additionally, Terry builds/maintains scan protocols and pulse sequences, performs MRI quality assurance checks on recommended schedules, and inspects images and demographic data for quality/accuracy. He supports the operation and maintenance of the peripheral equipment, maintains the DBIC's supplies of consumable items and laundry.