Gunter Schumann

The aim of Professor Schumann`s research is to improve diagnostic and treatment of mental disorder through stratified medicine. As Director of the Centre for Population Neuroscience and Stratified Medicine (PONS) at the IoPPN, King`s College London, he has developed a broad scientific network of international collaborators, who coordinate large scale neuroimaging studies in Europe, China, India and the U.S., to combine state of the art clinical neuroscience and epidemiological techniques with expertise in computer science and biostatistics.

Vince Calhoun

Dr. Calhoun develops techniques for making sense of complex brain imaging data. Because each imaging modality has limitations, the integration of these data is needed to understand the healthy and especially the disordered human brain. Dr. Calhoun has created algorithms that map dynamic networks of brain function, structure and genetics, and how these are affected while being stimulated by various tasks or in individuals with mental illness such as schizophrenia.

Mireille B. Toledano

Professor Mireille B. Toledano is the Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones (SCAMP) Principal Investigator run by Imperial College London and Birkbeck. She is a Professor of Epidemiology at Imperial College London. She is an Investigator of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health and she has substantial expertise in environmental exposure assessment and epidemiology and, specifically, in radio frequency-electromagentic field epidemiology.

Nic Timpson

Professor Nic Timpson is the principal investigator (PI) of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). Following an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences, a masters degree in Biological Anthropology and as a molecular genetics lab researcher at the University of Oxford, Nic’s PhD work in Bristol on Mendelian randomization represented an important fusion between applied epidemiology and human genetics. Nic is currently a Wellcome Trust Investigatory, and has work package/programme leadership roles in the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit, the CRUK Integrative Cancer Epidemiology Programme and the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre.

Dr. Hugh Garavan

Dr. Hugh Garavan is a Principal Invistigator for the ABCD study. He is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. His research focusses on brain structure and function and how they might relate to individual differences in psychological abilities and health. He is especially interested in the changes that occur in brain function throughout the adolescent years.

Dr Vivek Benegal

Dr Vivek Benegal is working on Cveda’s Project. He is a Professor of Psychiatry (Centre for Addiction Medicine) at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS)

Sylvane Desrivieres

Over the course of her career Sylvane has applied expertise in genetics and molecular and cell biology to understand how gene activity controls biological functions in organisms and systems of increasing complexity, from individual cells and unicellular organisms to organs, such as the mammary gland, and finally to the human brain.

Erin Burke Quinlan

Dr. Quinlan holds an Undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Neuroimaging in Stroke Rehabilitation) from the University of California, Irvine. She is a Lecturer at King’s College London, and is a member of the Centre for Population Neuroscience and Precision Medicine (PONS).

Alex Ing

Alex Ing has an MSc in Physics and a PhD in Neuroscience. He is primarily interested in developing new methods with the aim of stratifying psychiatric illness on the basis of biological measures. He is particularly interested in integrating neuroimaging and ‘omics data to predict the development of psychopathology.

Tianye Jia

Dr Tianye Jia did his PhD training in computational genomics at the University of Birmingham. After joining the IMAGEN project at King’s College London as a bioinformatician, he dedicated himself in understanding the multiple-layer construction of reinforcement-related behaviours by combining genomic, epi-genomic, transcriptomic, as well as brain fMRI and cognitive information.

Nicole Tay

Nicole Tay has completed her undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering at Yale University and went on to obtain an MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering (Neurotechnology) at Imperial College London. She has now embarked on a PhD with the London IMAGEN team and manages the IMAGEN recruitment at the London site.

Dr. Yuning Zhang

Dr. Zhang is a research associate at PONS. She is the Project Coordinator for STRATIFY and c-VEDA. She holds a PhD in Psychology from King’s College London, and a DClinPsy-equivalent from Konan University, Japan. Her research draws experimental data from Japan and UK and examines the mechanisms by which early adversity is associated with psychopathology.

Eesha Sharma

Dr Eesha Sharma did her MD in Psychiatry at NIMHANS, Bangalore, being awarded the Best Outgoing Student for 2012. Thereafter she worked as a Senior Resident, and did a Post Doctoral Fellowship in Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders at NIMHANS.

Jiayuan Xu

Jiayuan is a PhD student at Tianjin Medical University and an exchange PhD student at SGDP Centre, KCL. She is in charge of biological and geography-environmental data collection and analysis in Chinese Imaging Genetics Project (CHIMGEN), also involve coordinating the Global Imaging Genetics Adolesent (GIGA) consortium. Her major research involved integrating multi-omics data for neuroimaging. She has published some work in Brain, Cerebral Cortex, Brain Structure and Function etc. Recently, her mainly research interest are  identifying developmental trajectory of the effect of urbanization on brain and behaviours using satellite imagery.

Dr. Guangdong Zhou

Dr. Guangdong Zhou is a visiting scholar at the PONS Centre. He comes from Tianjin Normal University, China. His research is mainly on peer rejection and children’s reactive/proactive aggression. He is recently doing a project about the stability of mental disorders and personalities overtime with behaviour measures and neuroimaging method.

Dr. Yan Sun

Dr. Yan Sun is a visiting scholar at the SGDP Centre, KCL. She comes from China National Institution on Drug Dependence, Peking University. She is interested in developing the prevention and treatment of psychiatric disorders (especially for addiction) by integrating multi-omics methods (genetics, imaging, phenotypes etc).

Liliana Garcia Mondragon

Liliana is a PhD student at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich as part of the International Max Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry (IMPRS-TP), and she is a visiting student at the SGDP Centre and PONS Centre. She holds a master’s degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from Maastricht University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She is mainly interested in exploring the influence of the urban environment on brain features and mental health.

Liao Yi-An

Yi-An is a Ph.D. student at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, International Max Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry (IMPRS-TP) and an exchange Ph.D. student at the SGDP Centre and PONS Centre. He holds an M.Sc. degree in neuroscience from University of Göttingen, Germany; and an M.D. degree from National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan.  His major research at PONS Centre involves identification of environmental factors and geographic signatures which affect mental health and brain structure.