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- David Ress' Research
- VIICTR Research Database
- Associate Professor
- Human Neuroimaging Laboratory
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Houston, TX, US
- Ph.D. from Stanford University
- Electrical Engineering, Plasma Physics
- MS from Stanford University
- Electrical Engineering
- BS from University of California
- Electrical Engineering
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Vision science
- Image processing
- Superior colliculus
- Spatial vision
- Cerebrovascular physiology
David Ress, PhD, is expert in many forms of scientific imaging including MRI, CT, electron tomography, x-ray imaging, and neutron imaging. He is presently and Associate Professor and Technical Director of the Center for Advanced MRI at Baylor College of Medicine.
As Research Associate Professor at The University of Texas, Austin, Dr. Ress set up the High-resolution Brain Imaging Lab (HIRBIL), which focuses on developing new techniques to improve the spatial resolution and specificity of functional MRI, and applies these methods in the study of human neuroscience.
As Co-Director at Brown University, he played a role in setting up their MRI Research Facility (MRF). Dr. Ress applied his wealth of experience in the use of MRI physics to help secure NSF funding for a new MRI scanner. He also provided critical assistance in developing the Master Research Agreement that guides their research collaboration.
As Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University, he developed MRI protocols and data analysis methods in the Psychology Dep't, work in human visual perception that led to several highly regarded publications. In parallel, Dr. Ress was involved in the development of new MRI methods in collaboration with the EE and Radiology depts. that led to several NIH grants. He also led work in the Neurobiology Dep't to develop new electron tomography methods.
Dr. Ress began his Stanford research as a post-doctoral fellow, where he conducted his initial work funded by a National Research Service Award from NIH.
Dr. Ress began to shape his -career as a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. He led the development of the world's first laboratory fusion neutron microscope and static and time-resolved x-ray microscopes that utilized novel coded-aperture methods and a remarkable soft x-ray deflectometer to measure plasma density. This work led to publications in Science and Applied Physics Letters.
- D. Ress, J. K. Thompson, B. Rokers, R. K. Khan, A. C. Huk. "A model for the transient delivery of oxygen to cerebral cortex." Front Neuroenergetics. 2009 June 29;1(3):doi: 10.3389/ne. Pubmed PMID: 19597566
- D. Ress, B. T. Backus, D. J. Heeger. "Activity in Primary Visual Cortex Predicts Performance in a Visual Detection Task." Nat Neurosci. 2000 September;3(9):940-5. Pubmed PMID: 10966626
- S. Katyal, D. Ress. "Endogenous attention signals evoked by threshold contrast detection in human superior colliculus." J Neurosci. 2014 January 15;34(3):892-900. Pubmed PMID: 24431447
- D. Ress, G. H. Glover, J. Liu, and B. Wandell. "Laminar profiles of functional activity in the human brain." Neuroimage. 2007 January;34(1):74-84. Pubmed PMID: 17011213
- C. A. Greene, S. O. Dumoulin, B. Harvey, D. Ress. "Measurement of human visual population receptive fields using back-projection tomography." J Vis. 2014 January 22;14(1):17. Pubmed PMID: 24453343
- Ress D, Dasilva LB, London RA, Trebes JE, Mrowka S, Procassini RJ, Barbee TW Jr, Lehr DE. "Measurement of Laser-Plasma Electron Density with a Soft X-ray Laser Deflectometer." Science. 1994 July 22;265(5171):514-7. Pubmed PMID: 17781311
- D. B. Ress, M. L. Harlow, R.M. Marshall, and U. J. McMahan. "Methods for Generating High-Resolution Structural Models from Electron Microscope Tomography Data." Structure. 2004;12(10):1763-74. Pubmed PMID: 15458626
- J. H. Kim, R. Khan, J. K. Thompson, D. Ress. "Model of the transient neurovascular response based on prompt arterial dilation." 2013 September;33(9):1429-39.
- D. Ress and D. J. Heeger. "Neuronal Correlates of Perception in Early Visual Cortex." Nat Neurosci. 2003 April;6(4):414-20.. Pubmed PMID: 12627164
- D. Ress, R. A. Lerche, R. J. Ellis, S. M. Lane, K. A. Nugent. "Neutron Imaging of Laser-Fusion Targets." Science. 1988 August 19;241(4868):956-8. Pubmed PMID: 17731445
- R. Khan, Q. Zhang, S. Darayan, S. Dhandapani, S. Katyal, C. Greene, C. Bajaj, D. Ress. "Surface-based analysis methods for high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging." Graph Models. 2011;73(6):313-322. Pubmed PMID: 22125419
- D. Ress, B. Chandresekaran. "Tonotopic organization in the depth of human inferior colliculus." 2013 September 19;7(586):doi: 10.3389/fn. Pubmed PMID: 24065909
- Society for Neuroscience
- American Physiological Society
- High-resolution studies of visual attention in human superior colliculus - #BCS 1063774
- Use of high-resolution fMRI to study the topography and processing of visual function and multi-sensory integration in human superior colliculus,
- a. Neurometric modeling: computational modeling of individual brains - #W911NF-12-1-0160
- DOD ARO
- Use of machine learning techniques to extract and model human cognition from fMRI data acquired while subjects perform tasks in a virtual reality environment