A collaborative resource platform for non-human primate neuroimaging
Adam Messinger, Nikoloz Sirmpilatze, Katja Heuer, Kep Kee Loh, Rogier B. Mars, Julien Sein, Ting Xu, Daniel Glen, Benjamin Jung, Jakob Seidlitz, Paul Taylor, Roberto Toro, Eduardo A. Garza-Villarreal, Caleb Sponheim, Xindi Wang, R. Austin Benn, Bastien Cagna, Rakshit Dadarwal, Henry C. Evrard, Pamela Garcia-Saldivar, Steven Giavasis, Renee Hartig, Claude Lepage, Cirong Liu, Piotr Majka, Hugo Merchant, Michael P. Milham, Marcello G.P. Rosa, Jordy Tasserie, Lynn Uhrig, Daniel S. Margulies, P. Christiaan KlinkFebruary 2021
Neuroimaging non-human primates (NHPs) is a growing, yet highly specialized field of neuroscience. Resources that were primarily developed for human neuroimaging often need to be significantly adapted for use with NHPs or other animals, which has led to an abundance of custom, in-house solutions. In recent years, the global NHP neuroimaging community has made significant efforts to transform the field towards more open and collaborative practices. Here we present the PRIMatE Resource Exchange (PRIME-RE), a new collaborative online platform for NHP neuroimaging. PRIME-RE is a dynamic community-driven hub for the exchange of practical knowledge, specialized analytical tools, and open data repositories, specifically related to NHP neuroimaging. PRIME-RE caters to both researchers and developers who are either new to the field, looking to stay abreast of the latest developments, or seeking to collaboratively advance the field .
My research focuses on the acquisition and processing of multi-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. I am particularly interested in imaging myelin and iron in the central nervous system and studying healthy aging in non-human primates using Diffusion-weighted Imaging (DWI), Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM), Magnetization Transfer Imaging, and T1 and T2-relaxometry.