DeYoe Laboratory

DeYoe Laboratory


Edgar A. DeYoe, PhD, is a tenured Professor in the Department of Radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He was trained as a neuroscientist and electrical engineer with dual doctoral degrees in neuroscience and experimental psychology from the University of Rochester. He earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University. His postdoctoral training at the California Institute of Technology was in visual neuroscience. He has extensive experience in neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and neuroimaging, using fMRI in combination with quantitative behavioral testing and computational modeling. Dr. DeYoe’s research program has been funded by the NIH continuously since 1990. Dr. DeYoe served a five-year term as director of a T32 grant for “Training in Functional Neuroimaging,” and was a project leader for the first NIH-program project grant awarded for the application of fMRI to neuroscience research (MH51358). He has served on grant review panels at the National Institutes of Health and on the review boards of a variety of scientific journals. He is a founder and member of the board of trustees of Prism Clinical Imaging Inc. and holds several US patents or pending patents in the field of image-guided diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer and other brain pathologies. He is currently co-chair of the fMRI sub-committee of the Quantitative Imaging and Biomarkers Alliance of the Radiological Society of North America. One of Dr. DeYoe’s research articles, "Mapping striate and extrastriate visual areas in human cerebral cortex" (DeYoe et al., 1996), was listed as one of the top 100 most cited articles in visual science and another article (Datta and DeYoe, 2009) was listed as one of the 25 most downloaded articles from the journal Vision Research.

Research Focus

Research in the DeYoe lab is targeted at understanding the neurophysiological basis of normal sensory perception and brain-related sensory pathology. The experimental approach is to use functional neuroimaging, psychophysics and computational modeling to provide an integrated understanding of the relationship between brain function and perception. Currently, the lab’s work is concentrated in two areas: (1) Using fMRI to identify and map the functional organization of vision- and attention-related systems in the human cerebral cortex, and (2) Creating and clinically validating fMRI-based tools for pre-surgical brain mapping and for assessment of brain-related sensory deficits. The lab’s translational research seeks to convert basic science discoveries into clinically optimized tools that save time and cost while maximizing benefit to physicians and patients.

Peer-Reviewed Publications (Selected)


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