2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Supported by: Anonymous Donor
Mentor: Ian Gotlib, Psychology

Daniel proposes to analyze the association between suicidal behaviors, including suicidal ideation and attempts, and white matter integrity in the brain in 11- to 14-year-old adolescents. To investigate this relation, he will analyze brain scans, model the brain’s white matter tracts with a method called tractography, and examine data from self-report measures. These analyses will increase our understanding of the brain basis of suicidality in youth.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2016:

Sex Differences in White Matter Correlates of Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study

Daniel Lowet1, Tiffany Ho1, Sarah Ordaz2, Ian Gotlib1
[Departments of Psychology1 and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences2, Stanford University ]