Scott Marek

Assistant professor of radiology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Scott Marek is assistant professor of radiology in the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Marek received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh, where he gained expertise in pediatric neuroimaging with Beatriz Luna. Subsequently, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Nico Dosenbach at Washington University School of Medicine, where he gained expertise in functional mapping of individual brains and leveraging big data to quantify the reproducibility of brain-wide association studies. He now runs his own lab focused on precision imaging and deep phenotyping of adolescent twins with depression, as well as population neuroscience approaches using large datasets, such as the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study.

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