Associate Professor Andrew Zalesky

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: 311
  • Building: Alan Gilbert Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Network Science, Connectome Bioinformatics
  • Null Models, Network Inference, Permutation & Resampling
  • Schizophrenia, Diagnostic Biomarkers
  • Systems Neuroscience, Nerual Mass Models
  • Tractography, Connectome, Functional Connectivity, Neuroimaging

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I'm a researcher at the University of Melbourne, Australia. I am based at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre. I'm grateful to the NHMRC and ARC for supporting my research. I currently hold the NHMRC CDF. 

Recent publications

  1. Kamagata K, Zalesky A, Hatano T, Di Biase MA, El Samad O, Saiki S, Shimoji K, Kumamaru KK, Kamiya K, Hori M, Hattori N, Aoki S, Pantelis C. Connectome analysis with diffusion MRI in idiopathic Parkinson's disease: Evaluation using multi-shell, multi-tissue, constrained spherical deconvolution. NeuroImage: Clinical. Elsevier. 2018, Vol. 17. DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2017.11.007
  2. Fullerton JM, Klauser P, Lenroot RK, Shaw AD, Overs B, Heath A, Cairns MJ, Atkins J, Scott R, Schofield PR, Weickert CS, Pantelis C, Fornito A, Whitford TJ, Weickert TW, Zalesky A. Differential effect of disease-associated ST8SIA2 haplotype on cerebral white matter diffusion properties in schizophrenia and healthy controls. Translational Psychiatry. Nature Publishing Group. 2018, Vol. 8, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1038/s41398-017-0052-z
  3. Cropley V, Klauser P, Lenroot RK, Bruggemann J, Sundram S, Bousman C, Pereira A, Di Biase M, Weickert T, Shannon Weickert C, Pantelis C, Zalesky A. Accelerated Gray and White Matter Deterioration With Age in Schizophrenia. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY. American Psychiatric Press. 2017, Vol. 174, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2016.16050610
  4. Sotiropoulos SN, Zalesky A. Building connectomes using diffusion MRI: Why, how and but. NMR in Biomedicine. John Wiley & Sons. 2017. DOI: 10.1002/nbm.3752
  5. Solowij N, Zalesky A, Lorenzetti V, Yucel M. Chronic Cannabis Use and Axonal Fiber Connectivity. HANDBOOK OF CANNABIS AND RELATED PATHOLOGIES: BIOLOGY, PHARMACOLOGY, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT. Academic Press. 2017. Editors: Preedy VR. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-800756-3.00046-6
  6. Cocchi L, Gollo LL, Zalesky A, Breakspear M. Criticality in the brain: A synthesis of neurobiology, models and cognition. PROGRESS IN NEUROBIOLOGY. Pergamon. 2017, Vol. 158. DOI: 10.1016/j.pneurobio.2017.07.002
  7. Omidvarnia A, Pedersen M, Vaughan D, Walz J, Abbott D, Zalesky A, Jackson G. Dynamic Coupling between fMRI Local Connectivity and Interictal EEG in Focal Epilepsy: AWavelet Analysis Approach. HUMAN BRAIN MAPPING. Wiley-Liss. 2017, Vol. 38, Issue 11. DOI: 10.1002/hbm.23723
  8. Zalesky A, Keilholz SD, Van Den Heuvel MP. Functional architecture of the human brain. NEUROIMAGE. Academic Press. 2017, Vol. 160. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.10.018
  9. Ganella E, Bartholomeusz C, Seguin C, Whittle S, Bousman C, Phassouliotis C, Everall I, Pantelis C, Zalesky A. Functional brain networks in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH. Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 184. DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2016.12.008
  10. Kamagata K, Zalesky A, Hatano T, Ueda R, Di Biase MA, Okuzumi A, Shimoji K, Hori M, Caeyenberghs K, Pantelis C, Hattori N, Aoki S. Gray Matter Abnormalities in Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease: Evaluation by Diffusional Kurtosis Imaging and Neurite Orientation Dispersion and Density Imaging. HUMAN BRAIN MAPPING. Wiley-Liss. 2017, Vol. 38, Issue 7. DOI: 10.1002/hbm.23628
  11. Cocchi L, Yang Z, Zalesky A, Stelzer J, Hearne LJ, Gollo LL, Mattingley JB. Neural Decoding of Visual Stimuli Varies with Fluctuations in Global Network Efficiency. HUMAN BRAIN MAPPING. Wiley-Liss. 2017, Vol. 38, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1002/hbm.23574
  12. Bousman C, Cropley V, Klauser P, Hess JL, Pereira A, Idrizi R, Bruggemann J, Mostaid M, Lenroot R, Weickert T, Glatt SJ, Everall I, Sundram S, Zalesky A, Shannon Weickert C, Pantelis C. Neuregulin-1 (NRG1) polymorphisms linked with psychosis transition are associated with enlarged lateral ventricles and white matter disruption in schizophrenia.. Psychol Med. 2017. DOI: 10.1017/S0033291717002173
  13. Fornito A, Bullmore ET, Zalesky A. Opportunities and Challenges for Psychiatry in the Connectomic Era. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. 2017, Vol. 2, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2016.08.003
  14. Di Biase M, Zalesky A, O'Keefe G, Laskaris L, Baune BT, Shannon Weickert C, Olver J, McGorry P, Amminger G, Nelson C, Scott A, Hickie I, Banati R, Turkheimer F, Yaqub M, Everall I, Pantelis C, Cropley V. PET imaging of putative microglial activation in individuals at ultra-high risk for psychosis, recently diagnosed and chronically ill with schizophrenia. TRANSLATIONAL PSYCHIATRY. Nature Publishing Group. 2017, Vol. 7. DOI: 10.1038/tp.2017.193
  15. Van Den Heuvel MP, De Lange SC, Zalesky A, Seguin C, Yeo BTT, Schmidt R. Proportional thresholding in resting-state fMRI functional connectivity networks and consequences for patient-control connectome studies: Issues and recommendations. NEUROIMAGE. Academic Press. 2017, Vol. 152. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.02.005

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