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The Baby Brain Mapping lab’s research mainly focuses on the development of innovative, infant-dedicated computational methods and tools for processing and analyzing multimodal neuroimaging data for discovery of brain structural, functional and connectivity development during infancy and early childhood. We have pioneered a comprehensive set of advanced cortical surface-based tools for infant brain mapping, including tissue segmentation, cortical surface reconstruction, registration, parcellation, modeling, prediction, landmark extraction, measurement, atlas building and analysis. Our computational tools and discoveries on infant brain development are highlighted in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan. We have strong interests in applying our computational tools to better understand the dysfunctions of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders that are likely the consequence of abnormal early brain development, such as Schizophrenia, Prenatal Cocaine Exposure, and Autism.