Research Scientist, WRF Innovation Post-Baccalaureate Fellow
John Kruper is a post-baccalaureate researcher working with Ariel Rokem at the eScience Institute. John’s research is on the analysis of diffusion MRI, which is used to find major white matter fascicles in the living human brain. He is helping develop a software called Automated Fiber Quantification in Python which automatically models the white matter of the brain and extracts diffusion measurements along major tracts given dMRI data that has undergone standard preprocessing. This kind of analysis aids learning about how connections within the human brain interact with cognitive abilities, diverse behaviors, and neurological and psychiatric disorders.