Research Publications: Dr. Daniel Franc


How Do Spatial and Angular Resolution Affect Brain Connectivity Maps from Diffusion MRI? Liang Zhan, Daniel Franc, Vishal Patel, Neda Jahanshad, Yan Jin, Bryon Mueller, Matt Bernstein, Bret Borowski, Clifford Jack Jr, Arthur Toga, Kelvin Lim, Paul Thompson. ISBI 2012.

Cerebral and muscle MRI abnormalities in myotonic dystrophy. Franc DT, Muetzel RL, Robinson PR, Rodriguez CP, Dalton JC, Naughton CE, Mueller BA, Wozniak JR, Lim KO, Day JW. Neuromuscul Disord. 2012 Jan 28.

Cognition & Diabetes

High connectivity between reduced cortical thickness and disrupted white matter tracts in longstanding type 1 diabetes. Franc DT, Kodl CT, Mueller BA, Muetzel RL, Lim KO, Seaquist ER. Diabetes. 2011 Jan;60(1):315-9. Epub 2010 Oct 27.


Diffusion tensor imaging identifies deficits in white matter microstructure in subjects with type 1 diabetes that correlate with reduced neurocognitive function. Kodl CT, Franc DT, Rao JP, Anderson FS, Thomas W, Mueller BA, Lim KO, Seaquist ER. Diabetes. 2008 Nov;57(11):3083-9. Epub 2008 Aug 11.


Brain macrostructural and microstructural abnormalities in cocaine dependence. Lim KO, Wozniak JR, Mueller BA, Franc DT, Specker SM, Rodriguez CP, Silverman AB, Rotrosen JP. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2007 Sep 2.


Susceptibility to endotoxin induced uveitis is not reduced in mice deficient in BLT1, the high affinity leukotriene B4 receptor. Smith JR, Subbarao K, Franc DT, Haribabu B, Rosenbaum JT. Br J Ophthalmol. 2004 Feb;88(2):273-5.


Modification of the Woodruff-Stamper assay demonstrates binding of Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoites to retinal vascular endothelium. Chipps TJ, Streeter PR, Franc DT, Neumeyer K, Planck SR, Rosenbaum JT, Smith JR. J Immunol Methods. 2006 May 30;312(1-2):209-13.

Susceptibility of Retinal Vascular Endothelium to Infection with Toxoplasma gondii Tachyzoites. Smith JR, Franc DT, Carter NS, Zamora D, Planck SR, Rosenbaum JT. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2004 Apr;45(4):1157-61.

Preferential Susceptibility of Retinal Vascular Endothelium to Infection with Toxoplasma gondii Tachyzoites. Oral presentation session, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology international meeting, 2003.


Transportation and Mobility Needs of Older Women. US Department of Transportation paper authored with Dr. Robert Wallace, 1999.

Upcoming Research to be Published

Quantification of uncertainty resulting from DTI tractography algorithm instability. Franc DT, Meutzel R, Mueller BA, Luciana M, Lim KO. Upcoming submission to NeuroImage.

Tract-specific uncertainty in simulated and in vivo magnetic resonance diffusion tensor images. Franc DT, Lim KO. Upcoming submission to Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.