Peter Kochunov, Ph.D., M.S., MSEE

Associate Professor

Department of Psychiatry

Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

University of Maryland School of Medicine


Biographical Sketch

Dr. Peter Kochunov is an Assocaite Professor in the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center and an active collaborator on projects within the Neurobehavioral Research Division as well. Dr. Kochunov is also Head of the Human MRI group for the RII and a staff scientist at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research. He is a board certified medical physicist with an active research program in genetic imaging. Besides his research, Dr. Kochunov has directed a variety graduate courses on medical imaging and fMRI techniques. He also is the developer of the BrainVisa Morphological extensions.

  • Dr. Kochunov's lab

Research Interests

• Identification of genetic factors that control the course of cerebral aging and inter-subject morphological variability in cerebral structure

  and function.
• Development of quantitative multi-modal imaging and data analysis protocols for quantifying development, aging, disorders and genetics.


1995 MSSE Electronics and Radiophysics The University of Perm, Russia
1997 M.S. High-energy physics University of Louisville, KY
2001 Ph.D. Diagnostic Imaging The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

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