The Jagust Lab


The Jagust Lab is engaged in the study of brain aging and dementia. We use the techniques of positron emission tomography (PET), structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), neuropsychology, and cognitive neuroscience to understand the anatomic, biochemical, and neurochemical bases of changes in behavior with age and dementia.

At LBNL, neuroscientists, radiochemists, physicists, engineers, and computer scientists work together to develop and refine imaging techniques. The imaging facility at LBNL includes a PET, SPECT and 1.5T MRI.