Victoria Morgan
Last active: 3/19/2020


Dr. Morgan is a faculty member in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science under director John C. Gore, Ph.D. Her primary interest is in clinical translational research bringing new imaging methods to patient care. She is currently directing projects including using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to study brain activation under various situations. Specifically, she is developing fMRI methods to localize seizure activity in epileptics. Other projects include the mapping of normal and pathological neural circuits using fMRI, development of simultaneous EEG and fMRI methods, adapting fMRI mapping for clinical use in presurgical evaluations, and developing software tools for use in development and evaluation of fMRI processing algorithms.


The following timeline graph is generated from all co-authored publications.

Featured publications are shown below:

  1. A Structural Connectivity Approach to Validate a Model-based Technique for the Segmentation of the Pulvinar Complex. Chakravorti S, Morgan VL, Trujillo-Diaz P, Wirz R, Dawant BM (2018) Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng
    › Primary publication · 30467450 (PubMed) · PMC6241522 (PubMed Central)
  2. Relating structural and functional brainstem connectivity to disease measures in epilepsy. Englot DJ, Gonzalez HFJ, Reynolds BB, Konrad PE, Jacobs ML, Gore JC, Landman BA, Morgan VL (2018) Neurology 91(1): e67-e77
    › Primary publication · 29848786 (PubMed) · PMC6091881 (PubMed Central)
  3. Attitudes of Radiology Program Directors Toward MD-PhD Trainees, Resident Research Productivity, and Dedicated Research Time. Cogswell PM, Deitte LA, Donnelly EF, Morgan VL, Omary RA (2018) Acad Radiol 25(6): 733-738
    › Primary publication · 29530487 (PubMed)
  4. Two-Dimensional Temporal Clustering Analysis for Patients with Epilepsy: Detecting Epilepsy-Related Information in EEG-fMRI Concordant, Discordant and Spike-Less Patients. Maziero D, Velasco TR, Salmon CEG, Morgan VL (2018) Brain Topogr 31(2): 322-336
    › Primary publication · 29022116 (PubMed) · PMC5884070 (PubMed Central)
  5. Functional connectivity disturbances of the ascending reticular activating system in temporal lobe epilepsy. Englot DJ, D'Haese PF, Konrad PE, Jacobs ML, Gore JC, Abou-Khalil BW, Morgan VL (2017) J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 88(11): 925-932
    › Primary publication · 28630376 (PubMed) · PMC5634927 (PubMed Central)
  6. Magnetic resonance imaging connectivity for the prediction of seizure outcome in temporal lobe epilepsy. Morgan VL, Englot DJ, Rogers BP, Landman BA, Cakir A, Abou-Khalil BW, Anderson AW (2017) Epilepsia 58(7): 1251-1260
    › Primary publication · 28448683 (PubMed) · PMC5498250 (PubMed Central)
  7. A Bayesian Double Fusion Model for Resting-State Brain Connectivity Using Joint Functional and Structural Data. Kang H, Ombao H, Fonnesbeck C, Ding Z, Morgan VL (2017) Brain Connect 7(4): 219-227
    › Primary publication · 28316255 (PubMed) · PMC5444499 (PubMed Central)
  8. Regional and global connectivity disturbances in focal epilepsy, related neurocognitive sequelae, and potential mechanistic underpinnings. Englot DJ, Konrad PE, Morgan VL (2016) Epilepsia 57(10): 1546-1557
    › Primary publication · 27554793 (PubMed) · PMC5056148 (PubMed Central)
  9. Increased MRI volumetric correlation contralateral to seizure focus in temporal lobe epilepsy. Conrad BN, Rogers BP, Abou-Khalil B, Morgan VL (2016) Epilepsy Res : 53-61
    › Primary publication · 27429056 (PubMed) · PMC5010967 (PubMed Central)
  10. Realistic models of apparent dynamic changes in resting-state connectivity in somatosensory cortex. Shi Z, Rogers BP, Chen LM, Morgan VL, Mishra A, Wilkes DM, Gore JC (2016) Hum Brain Mapp 37(11): 3897-3910
    › Primary publication · 27296233 (PubMed) · PMC5053861 (PubMed Central)
  11. Thalamic Functional Connectivity in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Longitudinal Associations With Patient-Reported Outcomes and Neuropsychological Tests. Banks SD, Coronado RA, Clemons LR, Abraham CM, Pruthi S, Conrad BN, Morgan VL, Guillamondegui OD, Archer KR (2016) Arch Phys Med Rehabil 97(8): 1254-61
    › Primary publication · 27085849 (PubMed) · PMC4990202 (PubMed Central)
  12. Visualizing functional pathways in the human brain using correlation tensors and magnetic resonance imaging. Ding Z, Xu R, Bailey SK, Wu TL, Morgan VL, Cutting LE, Anderson AW, Gore JC (2016) Magn Reson Imaging 34(1): 8-17
    › Primary publication · 26477562 (PubMed) · PMC4714593 (PubMed Central)
  13. Segmentation of the thalamus based on BOLD frequencies affected in temporal lobe epilepsy. Morgan VL, Rogers BP, Abou-Khalil B (2015) Epilepsia 56(11): 1819-27
    › Primary publication · 26360535 (PubMed) · PMC4626388 (PubMed Central)
  14. The Contribution of Common Surgically Implanted Hardware to Functional MR Imaging Artifacts. Desai AA, Strother MK, Faraco CC, Morgan VL, Ladner TR, Dethrage LM, Jordan LC, Donahue MJ (2015) AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 36(11): 2068-73
    › Primary publication · 26272973 (PubMed) · PMC4644697 (PubMed Central)
  15. Alterations in default-mode network connectivity may be influenced by cerebrovascular changes within 1 week of sports related concussion in college varsity athletes: a pilot study. Militana AR, Donahue MJ, Sills AK, Solomon GS, Gregory AJ, Strother MK, Morgan VL (2016) Brain Imaging Behav 10(2): 559-68
    › Primary publication · 25972119 (PubMed) · PMC4644725 (PubMed Central)
  16. Increasing structural atrophy and functional isolation of the temporal lobe with duration of disease in temporal lobe epilepsy. Morgan VL, Conrad BN, Abou-Khalil B, Rogers BP, Kang H (2015) Epilepsy Res : 171-8
    › Primary publication · 25616470 (PubMed) · PMC4306813 (PubMed Central)
  17. Evolution of functional connectivity of brain networks and their dynamic interaction in temporal lobe epilepsy. Morgan VL, Abou-Khalil B, Rogers BP (2015) Brain Connect 5(1): 35-44
    › Primary publication · 24901036 (PubMed) · PMC4313394 (PubMed Central)
  18. Spatio-temporal correlation tensors reveal functional structure in human brain. Ding Z, Newton AT, Xu R, Anderson AW, Morgan VL, Gore JC (2013) PLoS One 8(12): e82107
    › Primary publication · 24339997 (PubMed) · PMC3855380 (PubMed Central)
  19. Functional networks in temporal-lobe epilepsy: a voxel-wise study of resting-state functional connectivity and gray-matter concentration. Holmes MJ, Yang X, Landman BA, Ding Z, Kang H, Abou-Khalil B, Sonmezturk HH, Gore JC, Morgan VL (2013) Brain Connect 3(1): 22-30
    › Primary publication · 23150897 (PubMed) · PMC3621340 (PubMed Central)
  20. Resting state functional connectivity of the hippocampus associated with neurocognitive function in left temporal lobe epilepsy. Holmes M, Folley BS, Sonmezturk HH, Gore JC, Kang H, Abou-Khalil B, Morgan VL (2014) Hum Brain Mapp 35(3): 735-44
    › Primary publication · 23124719 (PubMed) · PMC3915042 (PubMed Central)
  21. A Comparison of Distributional Considerations with Statistical Analysis of Resting State fMRI at 3T and 7T. Yang X, Holmes MJ, Newton AT, Morgan VL, Landman BA (2012) Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng
    › Primary publication · 23024573 (PubMed) · PMC3460373 (PubMed Central)
  22. Lateralization of temporal lobe epilepsy using resting functional magnetic resonance imaging connectivity of hippocampal networks. Morgan VL, Sonmezturk HH, Gore JC, Abou-Khalil B (2012) Epilepsia 53(9): 1628-35
    › Primary publication · 22779926 (PubMed) · PMC3436984 (PubMed Central)
  23. Fine-scale functional connectivity in somatosensory cortex revealed by high-resolution fMRI. Chen L, Mishra A, Newton AT, Morgan VL, Stringer EA, Rogers BP, Gore JC (2011) Magn Reson Imaging 29(10): 1330-7
    › Primary publication · 21982165 (PubMed) · PMC3285506 (PubMed Central)
  24. Improving measurement of functional connectivity through decreasing partial volume effects at 7 T. Newton AT, Rogers BP, Gore JC, Morgan VL (2012) Neuroimage 59(3): 2511-7
    › Primary publication · 21925611 (PubMed) · PMC3254819 (PubMed Central)
  25. Cross hippocampal influence in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy measured with high temporal resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging. Morgan VL, Rogers BP, Sonmezturk HH, Gore JC, Abou-Khalil B (2011) Epilepsia 52(9): 1741-9
    › Primary publication · 21801166 (PubMed) · PMC4428312 (PubMed Central)
  26. Modulation of steady state functional connectivity in the default mode and working memory networks by cognitive load. Newton AT, Morgan VL, Rogers BP, Gore JC (2011) Hum Brain Mapp 32(10): 1649-59
    › Primary publication · 21077136 (PubMed) · PMC3116941 (PubMed Central)
  27. Functional MRI and multivariate autoregressive models. Rogers BP, Katwal SB, Morgan VL, Asplund CL, Gore JC (2010) Magn Reson Imaging 28(8): 1058-65
    › Primary publication · 20444566 (PubMed) · PMC2940955 (PubMed Central)
  28. Functional epileptic network in left mesial temporal lobe epilepsy detected using resting fMRI. Morgan VL, Gore JC, Abou-Khalil B (2010) Epilepsy Res 88(2-3): 168-78
    › Primary publication · 19945255 (PubMed) · PMC2823966 (PubMed Central)
  29. Integrating functional and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging for analysis of structure-function relationship in the human language network. Morgan VL, Mishra A, Newton AT, Gore JC, Ding Z (2009) PLoS One 4(8): e6660
    › Primary publication · 19684850 (PubMed) · PMC2721978 (PubMed Central)
  30. Detection of irregular, transient fMRI activity in normal controls using 2dTCA: comparison to event-related analysis using known timing. Morgan VL, Gore JC (2009) Hum Brain Mapp 30(10): 3393-405
    › Primary publication · 19294642 (PubMed) · PMC2748174 (PubMed Central)
  31. Temporal clustering analysis: what does it tell us about the resting state of the brain? Morgan VL, Gore JC, Szaflarski JP (2008) Med Sci Monit 14(7): CR345-52
    › Primary publication · 18591915 (PubMed) · PMC2553434 (PubMed Central)
  32. Accounting for signal loss due to dephasing in the correction of distortions in gradient-echo EPI via nonrigid registration. Li Y, Xu N, Fitzpatrick JM, Morgan VL, Pickens DR, Dawant BM (2007) IEEE Trans Med Imaging 26(12): 1698-707
    › Primary publication · 18092739 (PubMed)
  33. Comment on "Assessing functional connectivity in the human brain by fMRI". Rogers BP, Morgan VL, Newton AT, Gore JC (2008) Magn Reson Imaging 26(1): 146
    › Primary publication · 17651935 (PubMed)
  34. Cluster analysis detection of functional MRI activity in temporal lobe epilepsy. Morgan VL, Gore JC, Abou-Khalil B (2007) Epilepsy Res 76(1): 22-33
    › Primary publication · 17646086 (PubMed) · PMC2003336 (PubMed Central)
  35. Computer-generated fMRI phantoms with motion-distortion interaction. Xu N, Fitzpatrick JM, Li Y, Dawant BM, Pickens DR, Morgan VL (2007) Magn Reson Imaging 25(10): 1376-84
    › Primary publication · 17583462 (PubMed) · PMC4424598 (PubMed Central)
  36. Comparison of fMRI statistical software packages and strategies for analysis of images containing random and stimulus-correlated motion. Morgan VL, Dawant BM, Li Y, Pickens DR (2007) Comput Med Imaging Graph 31(6): 436-46
    › Primary publication · 17574816 (PubMed) · PMC2570159 (PubMed Central)
  37. Assessing functional connectivity in the human brain by fMRI. Rogers BP, Morgan VL, Newton AT, Gore JC (2007) Magn Reson Imaging 25(10): 1347-57
    › Primary publication · 17499467 (PubMed) · PMC2169499 (PubMed Central)
  38. Development of 2dTCA for the detection of irregular, transient BOLD activity. Morgan VL, Li Y, Abou-Khalil B, Gore JC (2008) Hum Brain Mapp 29(1): 57-69
    › Primary publication · 17290367 (PubMed) · PMC2719759 (PubMed Central)
  39. Task demand modulation of steady-state functional connectivity to primary motor cortex. Newton AT, Morgan VL, Gore JC (2007) Hum Brain Mapp 28(7): 663-72
    › Primary publication · 17080441 (PubMed) · PMC6871425 (PubMed Central)
  40. Development of computer-generated phantoms for FMRI software evaluation. Pickens DR, Li Y, Morgan VL, Dawant BM (2005) Magn Reson Imaging 23(5): 653-63
    › Primary publication · 16051040 (PubMed)
  41. The effect of sensorimotor activation on functional connectivity mapping with MRI. Morgan VL, Price RR (2004) Magn Reson Imaging 22(8): 1069-75
    › Primary publication · 15527993 (PubMed)
  42. Resting functional MRI with temporal clustering analysis for localization of epileptic activity without EEG. Morgan VL, Price RR, Arain A, Modur P, Abou-Khalil B (2004) Neuroimage 21(1): 473-81
    › Primary publication · 14741685 (PubMed)
  43. Experimental model for functional magnetic resonance imaging of somatic sensory cortex in the unanesthetized rat. Sachdev RN, Champney GC, Lee H, Price RR, Pickens DR, Morgan VL, Stefansic JD, Melzer P, Ebner FF (2003) Neuroimage 19(3): 742-50
    › Primary publication · 12880803 (PubMed)
  44. Brain fMRI activation associated with self-paced finger tapping in chronic alcohol-dependent patients. Parks MH, Morgan VL, Pickens DR, Price RR, Dietrich MS, Nickel MK, Martin PR (2003) Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27(4): 704-11
    › Primary publication · 12711934 (PubMed)
  45. Cortical activation during Braille reading is influenced by early visual experience in subjects with severe visual disability: a correlational fMRI study. Melzer P, Morgan VL, Pickens DR, Price RR, Wall RS, Ebner FF (2001) Hum Brain Mapp 14(3): 186-95
    › Primary publication · 11559962 (PubMed) · PMC6872126 (PubMed Central)
  46. Normal human right and left ventricular mass, systolic function, and gender differences by cine magnetic resonance imaging. Lorenz CH, Walker ES, Morgan VL, Klein SS, Graham TP (1999) J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 1(1): 7-21
    › Primary publication · 11550343 (PubMed)
  47. Comparison of functional MRI image realignment tools using a computer-generated phantom. Morgan VL, Pickens DR, Hartmann SL, Price RR (2001) Magn Reson Med 46(3): 510-4
    › Primary publication · 11550243 (PubMed)
  48. Alterations in pulmonary artery flow patterns and shear stress determined with three-dimensional phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging in Fontan patients. Morgan VL, Graham TP, Roselli RJ, Lorenz CH (1998) J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 116(2): 294-304
    › Primary publication · 9699583 (PubMed)
  49. Normal three-dimensional pulmonary artery flow determined by phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging. Morgan VL, Roselli RJ, Lorenz CH (1998) Ann Biomed Eng 26(4): 557-66
    › Primary publication · 9662148 (PubMed)
  50. Application of linear optimization techniques to MRI phase contrast blood flow measurements. Morgan VL, Price RR, Lorenz CH (1996) Magn Reson Imaging 14(9): 1043-51
    › Primary publication · 9070995 (PubMed)