The Developing Brain Research Laboratory, directed by Catherine Limperopoulos, PhD, is housed in the department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology and affiliated with the Fetal and Transitional Medicine Program at Children’s National Health System. Our research focuses on the developing brain, both in utero and in the newborn stages of life.
We are developing advanced MRI 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 identify babies with impaired brain growth as soon as possible, so that the proper interventions & clinical planning can take place. Contact Us Call to Join Our Study
Our research focuses on the developing brain, both in utero and in the newborn stages of life. We are studying brain development during pregnancy in unborn babies with congenital heart disease. Most of these babies do not develop brain-related problems, but some do.
We gather information to help us identify future babies at risk for brain-related problems. This in turn will help us develop treatments that prevent such problems and ensure the best possible outcome for babies with congenital heart disease in the future. Contact Us Call to Join Our Study
Dr. Limperopoulos is the Director and Principal Investigator of the Advanced Pediatric Brain Imaging Laboratory & Associate Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Her research activities focus on studying the causes and consequences of early life brain injury in high-risk fetal, preterm, and full-term infant populations.
Central to her research is the application of advanced MRI techniques to identify important biomarkers & understand the timing & evolution of brain injury as well as the brain's adaptive response following injury. Contact Us Call to Join Our Study