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Daniel S. Albrecht, Ph.D.

Research Fellow in Radiology
MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Boston, MA

Education/Training:
B.A. Chemistry, Wabash College (2007)

Ph.D., Medical Neuroscience, Indiana University School of Medicine (2014)

In vivo imaging of CNS disorders using PET/fMRI.

My research involves the use of PET and fMRI scanning to investigate the neuropathology of several CNS disorders, including drug addiction and chronic pain.    In particular, I am interested in using PET/fMRI to correlate imaging outcomes (e.g. binding potential, BOLD signal) with human behavioral and physiological characteristics, in order to better understand how brain processes contribute to neurological disorders.  Currently, I am involved in several projects using PET/MR to investigate the role of neuroinflammation in chronic pain perception and modulation.

Publications:

  1. DS Albrecht, DA Kareken, BT Christian, KK Yoder (2014).  Cortical dopamine release during a behavioral response inhibition task.  Synapse  June 68(6); 266-274.

  2. DS Albrecht, DA Kareken, KK Yoder (2013).  Effects of smoking on D2/D3 striatal receptor availability in alcoholics and social drinkers.  Brain Imagin Behav  Sept 7(3); 326-34.

  3. BG Oberlin, M Dzemidzic, SM Tran, CM Soeurt, DS Albrecht, KK Yoder DA Kareken (2013).  Beer flavor provokes striatal dopamine release in male drinkers: mediation by family history of alcoholism.  Neuropsychopharmacology  August 38(9); 1617-24.

  4. DS Albrecht, PD Skosnik, JM Vollmer, MS Brumbaugh, KM Perry, BH Mock, QH Zheng, LA Federici, EA Patton, CM Herring, KK Yoder (2013). Striatal D2/D3 receptor availability is inversely correlated with cannabis consumption in chronic cannabis users.  Drug Alcohol Depend  Feb 128(1-2); 52-7.

  5. KK Yoder, DS Albrecht, DA Kareken, LM Federici, KM Perry, EA Patton, QH Zheng, BH Mock, S O’Connor, CM Herring (2012).  Reliability of striatal [11C]raclopride binding in smokers wearing transdermal nicotine patches.  Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging Feb;39(2):220-5.

  6. A Anand, G Barkay, M Dzemidzic, D Albrecht, H Karne, Q-H Zheng, GD Hutchins, MD Normandin, KK Yoder (2011).  Striatal Dopamine Transporter Availability in Unmedicated Bipolar Disorder.  Bipolar Disorders Jun;13(4):406-13.

  7. KK Yoder, DS Albrecht, DA Kareken, LM Federici, KM Perry, EA Patton, QH Zheng, BH Mock, S O’connor, CM Herring (2011).  Test-retest variability of [11C]raclopride binding potential in nontreatment-seeking alcoholics.  Synapse Jul;65(7):553-61.

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