Arthur W. Toga, Ph.D.
In September, 2013, Dr. Toga and the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging were recruited to the Keck School of Medicine of USC from UCLA. Dr. Toga is Director of the Institute of Neuroimaging and Informatics, Director of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, and Provost Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology, Neurology, Psychiatry, and the Behavioral Sciences, Radiology and Engineering.
Professor Toga is interested in the development of new algorithms and the computer science aspects important to neuroimaging. New visualization techniques and statistical measurement are employed in the study of morphometric variability in humans, subhuman primates and rodents. His laboratory has been working on the creation of three dimensional digital neuroanatomic and functional neuroanatomic atlases for stereotactic localization and multisubject comparison. Specific programs include the development of local deformation techniques to equate brain data sets from different modalities and different subjects and the development of electronic data bases for the archival, interaction and distribution of brain data.