Field:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Radiology and imaging

Location: Queensland Brain Institute

Type of student: Both PhD/MPhil and Volunteer

Type of work: 

  • Clinical work
  • Literature review
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Statistical analysis

Various diseases have been found to affect brain connectivity in disease-specific pattern. However, as several pathogenic factors could contribute the altered neural structure and function in brain disorders, the mechanisms are still unclear. This project will identify brain disorder-related changes in patients using multimodal MRI and use them as biomarkers for assessing the treatment. In particular, we will track the structural and functional connectivity before and after the intervention and correlated with other biomarkers from blood or genomic analysis and behaviour to understand the pathological effects, such as inflammation, amyloid plaque, cerebrovascular and metabolic dysfunction, on the brain connectome and the efficacy of intervention.

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Supervisor

Associate Professor Kai-Hsiang Chuang

Associate Professor Kai-Hsiang Chuang

Principal Research Fellow
Queensland Brain Institute