Owen Carmichael, PhD



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Ph.D. in Robotics, December 2003
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

B.S. with Honors in Electrical Engineering And Computer Science, May 1997
University Of California, Berkeley, CA


Developing new biomedical imaging techniques and applying them to brain aging and metabolic disorders.

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McDougal DH, Darpolor MM, DuVall MA, Sutton EF, Morrison CD, Gadde KM, Redman LM, Carmichael OT. Glial acetate metabolism is increased following a 72-hour fast in metabolically healthy men and correlates with susceptibility to hypoglycemia. Acta Diabetologica. 2018 Jun 22. doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1180-5. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29931424

Carmichael O, Pillai S, Shankapal P, McLellan A, Kay DG, Keller JN. A combination of essential fatty acids, panax ginseng extract, and green tea catechins modifies brain fMRI signals in healthy older adults. Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. In press. doi: 10.1007/s12603-018-1028-2

King JL, Fearnbach SN, Ramakrishnapillai S, Shankpal P, Geiselman PJ, Martin CK, Murray KB, Hicks JL, McClernon FJ, Apolzan JW, Carmichael OT. Perceptual Characterization of the Macronutrient Picture System (MaPS) for Food Image fMRI. Frontiers in Psychology-Eating Behavior. 2018; 9:17. PMCID: PMC5790788 PMID: 29434559.

Carmichael O, Schwarz AJ, Chatham CH, Scott D, Turner JA, Upadhyay J, Coimbra A, Goodman JA, Baumgartner R, English BA, Apolzan JW, Shankapal P, Hawkins KR. The role of fMRI in drug development. Drug Discovery Today. 2018 Feb; 23:333-348. PMID: 29154758.

Espeland MA, Carmichael O, Hayden K, Neiberg RH, Newman AB, Keller JN, Wadden TA, Rapp SR, Hill JO, Horton ES, Johnson KC, Wagenknecht L, Wing RR, Action for Health In Diabetes Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Action for Health Movement, Memory Ancillary Study Research Groups. Long-term Impact of Weight Loss Intervention on Changes in Cognitive Function: Exploratory Analyses from the Action for Health in Diabetes Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences. 2017 Aug 25. PMID: 28958022.

Aboualizadeh E, *Carmichael O, He P, Albarado D, Morrison C, *Hirschmugl C. Quantifying biochemical alterations in brown and subcutaneous white adipose tissues of mice using Fourier transform infrared widefield imaging. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2017; 8:121. PMCID: PMC5450226. PMID: 28620356. (*Both authors contributed equally as senior author)

Scott JA, Braskie MN, Duygu T, Maillard P, Thompson PM, DeCarli C, Carmichael OT. Cerebral Amyloid is Associated with Greater White Matter Hyperintensity Accrual in Cognitively Normal Elderly. Neurobiol Aging. 2016 Dec; 48:48-52. PMID: 27639120.

Carmichael O. Preventing vascular effects on brain injury and cognition late in life: knowns and unknowns. Neuropsychol Rev. 2014 Sep; 24(3):371-87. PMCID: PMC4169073. PMID: 25085314.

Carmichael O and Sakhanenko L. Integral Curves From Noisy Diffusion MRI Data With Closed-Form Uncertainty Estimates. Stat Inference Stoch Process. 2015:1-31.
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