Research Scientist, Center for Health Sciences, SRI Biosciences

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Eric Peterson

Research Scientist, Center for Health Sciences, SRI Biosciences

Eric Peterson, Ph.D., develops new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) acquisitions and medical image processing techniques in the fields of alcohol addiction, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), dementia, and sleep. His work focuses on diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in order to better understand what happens to the brain during addiction, and to enable exploration of aspects of alcoholism not previously studied.

Peterson also manages the Bruker MRI system in SRI’s Pfefferbaum Animal Imaging Facility (PAIF) . He provides technical expertise and assistance to users of the system, both within SRI as well as to external investigators.

Prior to joining SRI, Peterson worked at Stanford University, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison doing MRI research in a wide variety of fields including stroke, Alzheimer’s dementia, asthma, cardiac obstructive pulmonary disease, and in vivo tumor metabolism.

Peterson is the author or co-author of numerous publications, including several journal articles and book chapters on both diffusion imaging for clinicians and perfusion imaging in stroke. He holds one patent. He received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

Eric Peterson