A. Duke Shereen, Ph.D.

  • Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Facility
  • Research Associate Professor, Neuroscience Initiative

A. Duke Shereen, Ph.D., joined the ASRC as MRI Core Facility Manager in February 2017.  He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Cincinnati with a focus on ultra high resolution diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging.  He then received training in neuroscience at the University of California, Irvine as a postdoctoral fellow.

Research Interests

Complex networks, human brain development, imaging markers of disease, human brain mapping, structural and functional connectomics, advanced techniques in functional and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging.


A. Obenaus, E. Kinney-Lang, A. Jullienne, E. Haddad, K. M. Wendel, A. D. Shereen, A. Solodkin, J. F. Dunn, T. Z. Baram. Seeking the Amygdala: Novel Use of Diffusion Tensor Imaging to Delineate the Basolateral Amygdala. Biomedicines, 2023, 11 (2), 535. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines11020535.

G. M. Demirci, D. Delngeniis, W. M. Wong, A. D. Shereen, Y. Nomura, C.-L. Tsai. Superstorm Sandy Exposure in Utero Is Associated with Neurobehavioral Phenotypes and Brain Structure Alterations in Childhood: A Machine Learning Approach. Front. Neurosci., 2023, 17, 1113927. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2023.1113927.

G. Hsu, A. D. Shereen, L. G. Cohen, L. C. Parra. Robust Enhancement of Motor Sequence Learning with 4 MA Transcranial Electric Stimulation. Brain Stimulation, 2023, 16 (1), 56–67. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2022.12.011.

B. Mulyana, A. Tsuchiyagaito, M. Misaki, R. Kuplicki, J. Smith, G. Soleimani, A. Rashedi, D. Shereen, T. O. Bergman, S. Cheng, M. P. Paulus, J. Bodurka, H. Ekhtiari. Online Closed‐loop Real‐time TES‐fMRI for Brain Modulation: A Technical Report. Brain and Behavior, 2022, 12 (10), e2667. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.2667.

Nomura Y, Kittler P, Taveras S, et al. Psychological Effects of COVID-19 on Pregnant Women and New Mothers Living in a US Hotspot. J Gynec Obstet 2022; 5:038.

H. Ekhtiari, P. Ghobadi-Azbari, A. Thielscher, A. Antal, L. M. Li, A. D. Shereen, Y. Cabral-Calderin, D. Keeser, T. O. Bergmann, A. Jamil, I. R. Violante, J. Almeida, M. Meinzer, H. R. Siebner, A. J. Woods, C. J. Stagg, R. Abend, D. Antonenko, T. Auer, M. Bächinger, et al. A Checklist for Assessing the Methodological Quality of Concurrent TES-FMRI Studies (ContES Checklist): A Consensus Study and Statement. Nat Protoc, 2022, 17 (3), 596–617. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41596-021-00664-5.

E. S. Duncan, A. D. Shereen, T. Gentimis, S. L. Small. Identifiable Patterns of Trait, State, and Experience in Chronic Stroke Recovery. Neurorehabil Neural Repair, 2021, 35 (2), 158–168. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1545968320981953.

J. Liu, E. Likhtik, A. D. Shereen, T. A. Dennis-Tiwary, P. Casaccia. White Matter Plasticity in Anxiety: Disruption of Neural Network Synchronization During Threat-Safety Discrimination. Front Cell Neurosci, 2020, 14, 587053. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fncel.2020.587053.

P. Ghobadi-Azbari, A. Jamil, F. Yavari, Z. Esmaeilpour, N. Malmir, R. Mahdavifar-Khayati, G. Soleimani, Y.-H. Cha, A. D. Shereen, M. A. Nitsche, M. Bikson, H. Ekhtiari. FMRI and Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (TES): A Systematic Review of Parameter Space and Outcomes. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 2020, 110149. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2020.110149.

G. M. Dmochowski, A. D. Shereen, D. Berisha, J. P. Dmochowski. Near-Infrared Light Increases Functional Connectivity with a Non-Thermal Mechanism. Cerebral Cortex Communications, 2020, 1 (1), tgaa004. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/texcom/tgaa004.

Z. Esmaeilpour, A. D. Shereen, P. Ghobadi‐Azbari, A. Datta, A. J. Woods, M. Ironside, J. O’Shea, U. Kirk, M. Bikson, H. Ekhtiari. Methodology for TDCS Integration with FMRI. Hum Brain Mapp, 2020, 41 (7), 1950–1967. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.24908.

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