CalaTK is funded by an R01 grant under the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) entitled “Developmental Brain Atlas Tools and Data Applied to Humans and Macaques”, R01MH091645-01A1 at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Key personnel on the project include Martin Styner, PhD, John Gilmore, MD, Rebecca Knickmeyer, PhD, Marc Niethammer, PhD, and Hongtu Zhu, from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Bradley Davis, PhD from Kitware, Inc., and Christopher Coe, PhD from the University of Wisconsin.

The objective of the project is to improve quantification of crucial, detailed information on the normal maturation process in macaque monkeys, especially in the rapidly changing early stages.  Study of the normal neural development process in these nonhuman primates is essential to understanding of the pathology of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism or schizophrenia.