Secrets of the Brain

Unlocking Secrets of the Brain

 

Damien Fair brings his passion to the U

Fascinated by the human brain and the mysteries of its biology, neuroscientist Damien Fair took advantage of powerful new brain imaging tools to make important discoveries about child development and mental health disorders. He will bring his ground-breaking techniques—and passion for research and collaboration—to CEHD and the University of Minnesota this summer. 

Fair, PA-C, PhD, will serve as co-director of a new institute for child and adolescent brain health on campus, splitting his time 60/40 percent respectively between CEHD’s Institute of Child Development (ICD) and the Medical School Department of Pediatrics. At ICD, Fair will mentor graduate students, teach a course in neuroimaging analysis, and guide faculty who will be doing clinical research at the new institute. 

As associate professor of behavioral neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University, Fair and his team use functional MRI (fMRI) technology to make significant discoveries about the biological factors underpinning disorders like ADHD and autism. His lab develops knowledge about how the brain is wired and what happens when the brain is at rest. Answer: quite a bit! Read more

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