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Call for Papers: Brain Mapping and Therapeutics


At the interface of optics and neuroscience, Neurophotonics covers advances in optical technology applicable to study of the brain and their impact on the basic and clinical neuroscience applications.

David A. Boas, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

October-December 2016

Special Section of Neurophotonics on Brain Mapping and Therapeutics

Organized by the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics

Guest Editors:

Babak Kateb
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Department of Neurosurgery
Chairman of the Board of SBMT and President of Brain Mapping Foundation
8159 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 200
West Hollywood, California 90046-4989
E-mail: babak.kateb@worldbrainmapping.org

Warren Grundfest
University of California Los Angeles
David Geffen School of Medicine
Department of Bioengineering 4121 Engineering V
420 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095
E-mail: warrenbe@seas.ucla.edu

Shouleh Nikzad
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
Mail Stop 300-315
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, California 91109
E-mail: shouleh.nikzad@jpl.nasa.gov

Yu Chen
University of Maryland College Park
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
8000 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, Maryland 20742
E-mail: yuchen@umd.edu

Vassiliy Tsytsarev
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
20 Penn Street, HSF-II
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
E-mail: tsytsarev@som.umaryland.edu

Call for Papers: One of the great challenges of the 21st century is how to translate scientific advancements from physical sciences into medicine with respect to the brain mapping and therapeutics field. This gap of knowledge not only exists between physical sciences and medicine but also is clearly visible amongst multiple disciplines within medicine (i.e., neurosurgery and radiology, neurology and neurosurgery, psychiatry and radiology, and radiology and neurology). The Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) has been addressing this educational gap by bringing together physicians, surgeons, scientists, and engineers from multiple disciplines in order to foster cross disciplinary research and publication. To facilitate this cross-disciplinary education SPIE is collaborating with SBMT in introducing a special section of Neurophotonics on Brain Mapping and Therapeutics with the intent of capturing the diverse and exciting work in this emerging field.

Submissions are open to all interested researchers working in these areas of neurophotonics. We hope your contribution to this special section will enable us capture state-of-the-art technologies and scientific developments in the field and highlight the progress and the shortfalls so together we can push the boundaries of science and technology in the field of neurophotonics.

Submissions due 15 July 2016.

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The Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) is a non-profit society organized for the purpose of encouraging basic and clinical scientists who are interested in areas of Brain Mapping, engineering, stem cell, nanotechnology, imaging and medical device to improve the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients afflicted with neurological disorders.


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