Ph.D., Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Pete obtained his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Boston University School of Medicine, where he combined functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in healthy adult humans to investigate the functional organization of brain regions responsible for working memory, especially the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Pete first joined the CNBS in 2009, while still in grad school, to gain experience in applications of noninvasive brain stimulation. Later, as he neared the end of his PhD training, Pete began collaborating with other lab members to examine the impact of rTMS on resting-state functional connectivity.
Research Interest: Pete’s long-term interests lie in researching the ability of noninvasive brain stimulation to ameliorate cognitive dysfunction. At present, he is working on a project that combines noninvasive brain stimulation and neuroimaging to identify potential biomarkers for cognitive decline in patients with type-2 diabetes.