image of MRI imaging system 

The centerpiece of the UAB Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory is a Siemens 3.0 Tesla Allegra head-only MRI scanner. 


  • To serve as a state-of-the-art research laboratory that fosters the advancement of functional magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy technique development for neurosciences, neuro-developmental and cognitive applications, CNS diagnostics, and Glial biology research.
  • Provide clinical functional neuroimaging capabilities to a wide array of researchers in translational neurosciences
  • To assist with neuroimaging and spectroscopy data analyses and post-processing

Mark Bolding, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, is the Director of the UAB Functional Neuroimaging Lab.