Peter A. Bandettini, Ph.D., Investigator  

Functional Imaging Methods Unit
Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, NIMH
Building 10, room 1D80
10 Center Drive, MSC 1148
Bethesda, MD 20892-1148

Telephone: (301) 402-1333 (office), (301) 402-1370 (fax)


Dr. Bandettini received his B.S. from Marquette University in 1989 and his Ph.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1994, where he pioneered the development of magnetic resonance imaging of human brain function using blood oxygenation contrast. During his postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital with Bruce Rosen, he continued his investigation of methods to increase the interpretability, resolution, and applicability of functional MRI techniques. In 1999, he joined NIMH as an Investigator in the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition and as the Director of the NIH Functional MRI core facility. In 2001, he was awarded the Scientific Director's Merit Award for his efforts in establishing the NIH FMRI core facility. In 2002, he was awarded the Wiley Young Investigator's at the annual Organization for Human Brain Mapping Meeting. His section on Functional Imaging Methods is currently developing MRI methods improve the spatial resolution, temporal resolution, sensitivity, interpretability, and applications of functional MRI. Recently his research has focused specifically on improving general methodology for fMRI applications at 7T, investigation of fMRI-based functional connectivity methodology and applications, and investigation of fMRI decoding methodology and applications.