Dimitrios Pantazis

  • Principal Research Scientist, Director of MEG Lab
  • McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT
  • Pantazis lab website

Dimitrios Pantazis, who joined the McGovern Institute in 2010, oversees the operation of the Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Laboratory within the Martinos Imaging Center at MIT.  Before moving to MIT, he was research assistant professor at the University of Southern California from 2008-2010. His research focuses on the development of novel MEG methods to holistically capture spatiotemporal brain activation and the study of visual brain representations. He has over 15 years of experience in developing methods for the analysis of MEG data and has published prominent articles in Nature Neuroscience, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Scientific Reports, Cerebral Cortex, and NeuroImage. His work has been featured in Science News; Scientific American Mind Magazine; Boston Magazine; MIT Technology Review; Elekta’s Wavelength Magazine; MIT News; the MIT homepage and several Greek media outlets. He is a key developer of Brainstorm, an open-source environment dedicated to the analysis of brain recordings (MEG, EEG, NIRS, ECoG, depth electrodes, animal electrophysiology) with 13,000+ registered users and 400+ related publications. He is involved in numerous professional and outreach activities, including contributions to MIT and Harvard educational courses, and organization of tours to introduce imaging technology to local communities, high school science teachers, local biotechnology companies, and legislative and judicial representatives.