Kimberly Ray, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor working in the Cognitive Neuroscience lab under the direction of Dr. David Schnyer. She earned a bachelors degree in physics from Texas Lutheran University, and a PhD in Radiological Sciences with an emphasis on human neuroimaging from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio (dissertaion advisor: Dr. Angela Laird). She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California in Davis under the direction of Dr. Cameron Carter.

Her research interests involve using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and other imaging modalities to elucidate the functional and structural architecture of the human brain and examine how brain networks flexibly reorganize to efficiently carryout a given goal-directed task.


OHBM 2018: Relationships between Depression Vulnerability and Brain Networks: A multimodal EEG fMRI study

OHBM 2019: Corresponding Relationships between Resting State EEG Power and Connectivity

Publications (Selected):

1) Ray KL, Ragland JD, MacDonald A, Gold J, Silverstein S, Barch D, Carter CS. Dynamic reorganization of the frontal parietal network during cognitive control and episodic memory. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 20(1), 76-90, 2020.

2) Ray KL, Lesh T, Howell A, Salo T, Ragland JD, MacDonald A, Gold J, Silverstein S, Barch D, Carter CS. Functional network changes and cognitive control in schizophrenia. NeuroImage: Clinical 15, 161-170, 2017.

3) Laird AR, Riedel MC, Okoe M, Jianu R, Ray KL, Eickhoff SB, Smith MS, Fox PT, Sutherland MT. Heterogeneous fractionation profiles of meta-analytic coactivation networks. NeuroImage, 149, 424-435, 2017.

4) Ray KL, Zald DH, Bludau S, Riedel MC, Bzdok D, Yanes J, Falcone KE, Amunts K, Fox PT, Eickhoff SB, Laird AR. Connectivity-based parcellation of the frontal pole. NeuroImage, 123, 200-211, 2015.

5) Riedel MC, Ray KL, Dick AS, Hernandez Z, Fox PM, Eickhoff SB, Fox PT, Laird AR. Intrinsic connectivity and behavioral parcellation of the human cerebellum through meta-analytic modeling. NeuroImage, 117, 327-342, 2015.

6) Sutherland MT, Ray KL, Riedel MC, Yanes JA, Stein EA, Laird AR. Neurofunctional impact of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor stimulation: An ALE meta-analysis of pharmacological neuroimaging studies. Biological Psychiatry, 78(10), 711-720, 2015.

7) Zald DH, McHugo M, Ray KL, Glahn DC, Eickhoff SB. Laird AR. Meta-analytic connectivity modeling reveals differential functional connectivity of the medial and lateral orbitofrontal cortex. Cereb Cortex, 24(1), 232-248, 2013.

8) Laird AR, Eickhoff SB, Rottschy C, Bzdok D, Ray KL, Fox PT. Networks of task co-activations. NeuroImage, 80, 505 – 514, 2013.

9) Niendam TA, Laird AR, Ray KL, Dean YM, Glahn DC, Carter CS. Meta-analytic evidence for a superordinate cognitive control network subserving diverse executive functions.Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 12(2), 241-268, 2012.

10) Laird AR, Fox PM, Eickhoff SB, Turner JA, Ray KL, McKay DR, Glahn DC, Beckmann CF, Smith SM, Fox PT. Behavioral interpretations of intrinsic connectivity networks. J Cogn Neurosci, 23, 4022 – 4037 2011.

Book Chapters:

1) Ray KL, Laird AR. Web networks, meta-analysis, and databasing. Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience, Article ID: 348607, Chapter ID: 542, Springer Reference, 2013.

2) Riedel MC, Ray KL, Fox PM, Uecker A, Eickhoff SB, Fox PT, Laird AR. BrainMap. Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience, Article ID: 348551, Chapter ID: 486, Springer Reference, 2013.