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RCBI: Rochester Center for Brain Imaging

Frequently Asked Questions


I am a novice and wish to conduct a MRI study in the future. How do I begin?

Contact one of the core faculty at the RCBI (Professors Aslin, Cantlon or Zhong) and schedule an appointment to discuss your ideas and their feasibility.


I have some experience with MRI and would like to obtain some pilot funds to conduct a preliminary study involving MRI data collection and analysis. What steps must I take?

Check out the RCBI Web page that provides information about four sources for pilot funds (up to $10,000) for University of Rochester faculty with a primary appointment on either the River Campus or the Medical Center campus.


I am a graduate student or postdoc and want to learn more about MRI. What courses are offered to get me started?

Check out the RCBI web page that provides information about two courses offered at the graduate level each year.


I am interested in volunteering to be a participant in one of the many MRI studies. Who do I contact and how much will I be compensated?

Contact Judy Ripton, the RCBI administrator, either by phone (275-4540) or email and she will put you in touch with the appropriate research group.


I am an undergraduate and want to learn more about MRI and perhaps volunteer or seek a paid part/full time position. How can I inquire about available research assistantships?

Check out the Jobs web page or contact Judy Ripton, the RCBI administrator, either by phone (275-4540) or email and she will provide information about current and future positions at the RCBI.