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The Children's National Research Institute

Developing Brain Research Laboratory

The Developing Brain Research Laboratory, directed by Catherine Limperopoulos, Ph.D., is housed in the Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology and affiliated with the Fetal and Transitional Medicine Program at Children’s National Hospital. Our research focuses on the developing brain, both in utero and in the newborn stages of life. We are developing advanced MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) techniques to examine the structure, connectivity, and metabolism of the brain in ways that cannot be done with conventional MRI studies. It is our long-term goal to be able to identify babies with impaired brain growth as soon as possible, so that the proper interventions and clinical planning can take place.

Faculty members

Research studies

Placenta studies

Previous studies