About Me

I recently graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Cognitive & Brain Science and Computer Science. In September, I began a PhD program in Computational Neuroscience at Boston University. As an undergraduate, I spent two years working with PET and MRI neuroimaging technologies at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Mass. General Hospital. I am interested in machine learning and functional neuroimaging, and hope that my research will contribute to an improved understanding of memory, attention, and other aspects of basic cognition. I am originally from Braintree, MA and have lived in the Boston area my entire life. Outside of lab, I enjoy running and learning American Sign Language. Below, I've included some highlights from past projects that I've worked on. If you have any questions about my research, feel free to get in touch.

Contact Details

Thomas Morin
tommorin[at]bu.edu tommorin95[at]gmail.com


Tufts University

BS, magna cum laude, Thesis Honors
Cognitive and Brain Science, Computer Science
Senior Honors Thesis: Optimizing fPET-FDG [Tufts Digital Archives] [report] [poster]

Honors and


  1. Strebl, MG, Campbell, A, Zhao, WN, Riley, MM, Chindavong, P, Morin, T M, Haggarty, SJ, Wagner, FF, Ritter, T, & Hooker, JM. HDAC6 Brain Mapping with [18F]Bavarostat Enabled by a Ru-Mediated Deoxyfluorination. ACS Central Science. 2017 [pdf][supporting info]

  2. Placzek MS, Zhao W, Wey HY, Morin TM, & Hooker JM. PET neurochemical imaging modes. Seminars in Nuclear Medicine. 2015 [pdf]


  1. Morin, TM. Branching Out: What a Tree can Teach You About Your Brain. Out For Undergrad Engineering Conference. 2016. Stanford Universtiy, Palo Alto, CA. [ppt][Rehearsal Video] ("TED-Talk-Style" Presentation for Lay Audience)

  2. Morin, TM. Creating a Computer Simulation Tool for PET Neuroimaging. Tufts University Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium. 2016. Tufts University, Medford, MA. [ppt][pdf]

Research Experience

Hooker Research Group

A. A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard Medical School
Pre-Graduate Intern April 2015 - May 2017 Mentors: Jacob M. Hooker, PhD and Hsiao-Ying (Monica) Wey, PhD

Memory and Cognition Lab

Tufts University Department of Psychology
Undergraduate Research Assistant May 2014 - May 2015 Mentor: Richard Chechile, PhD

Teaching Experience


  • C/C++
  • Python
  • Bash
  • Matlab
  • FSL
  • PMOD
  • Mango