Angela Laird Faculty Page

Angela Laird, Professor (Physics)

Research Interests

Angela Laird is a Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Imaging at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. She received her B.S. in Physics from Florida State University in 1998, and her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Research Imaging Institute of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (2003-2004), and served on the UTHSCSA faculty in the Department of Radiology (2004-2012). Dr. Laird’s research focuses on computational cognitive neuroimaging, which uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to understand the organization of large-scale networks in the human brain. Her work focuses on developing novel neuroimaging analysis algorithms and neuroinformatics tools to yield analytic strategies for improving investigations into functional brain networks of healthy individuals, as well as in populations with psychiatric and neurologic diseases and disorders. Dr. Laird’s research is funded by awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).