Damien Fair, PA-C, PhD, is Principle Investigator of the DCAN lab at Oregon Health Science University (OSHU) in Portland, Oregon. I recently photographed Damien for an editorial feature in Spectrum News. Damien’s work studies the brain across development in specific disorders, including autism and ADHD, using functional MRI and resting state functional connectivity MRI.
From my time there, the DCAN lab seems to value social connectivity and relationships. It was an engaging environment and made for a dynamic shoot, as Damien and his lab colleagues moved between moments deep in computation and data analysis to collaborative banter.