The Developmental NeuroImaging Laboratory (DNI Lab) focuses on understanding brain development and its links to social cognition and perception from childhood through adulthood. Located in the UC San Diego Center for Human Development, we study brain development using a special type of brain scanning called functional magnetic resonance imaging, or FMRI. Details about our research projects can be found on our Research page. Dr. Frank Haist heads the lab and is a faculty member of the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry and Center for Human Development. The lab is comprised of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and students devoted to cutting-edge brain science that foster our basic understanding of cognitive brain development and help scientists and clinicians understand problems associated with various developmental disorders. Our research is supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development and the UC San Diego Kavli Institute of Brain and Mind.
Frank Haist is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Affiliated Faculty in the Center for Human Development and the Kavli Institute of Brain and Mind. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology from the San Diego State University & University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology with a clinical neuropsychology residency at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center. He was a McDonnell-Pew Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience. Dr. Haist serves on the Steering Committee of the UCSD Center for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Executive Committee of the Center for Human Development. He routinely teaches in the Center for FMRI lecture series on FMRI Foundations, Design & Analysis, and Special topics.