Martin Styner is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry with a joint appointment in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).

   As Co-Director of the Neuro Image Research and Analysis Laboratories (NIRAL) at UNC, he oversees medical imaging research projects in the field of neuroimaging with a wide array of applications such as early brain development, Autism, Fragile-X, Leukodystrophies, Muscular Dystrophy, and drug exposure. Dr. Styner began his research in the field of medical image analysis in 1994 as a graduate student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) Zürich, Switzerland. He received his Masters in 1997 from ETHZ and subsequently his Ph.D. in 2001 from UNC.

   From 2001-2002, Dr. Styner held the position of project leader at the Duke Image Analysis Laboratory in Durham, NC. In 2004, Dr. Styner joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina after he founded and headed a thriving research group in Medical Image Analysis for 2 years at the M.E. Müller Research Center, University of Bern, Switzerland. He has participated in leading positions in several national and international projects with close interdisciplinary cooperation with researchers in the fields of medicine, engineering, industry and computer science. He took over the NIRAL co-directorship in 2007 and has received tenure in 2012 at the Department of Psychiatry, UNC School of Medicine.

   Dr. Styner has co-authored over 200 papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences. His main field of expertise is in medical image processing and analysis for neuro-imaging with a focus on postnatal neurodevelopment. He has an extensive background in anatomical structure and tissue segmentation, morphometry using shape analysis, modeling and atlas building, as well as intra and inter-modality registration.