Lemanic Neurosciences Program
University of Lausanne (UNIL)
Laboratoire de recherche en Neuroimagerie - LREN
Departement des neurosciences cliniques
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)
Mont Paisible 16
My research topic is to understand the mechanisms of brain structure changes in Mood disorders and their relationship to the clinical phenotype. I’m interested to find markers that define and predict the evolution of Uni- and Bipolar disorders. For this, I use the last developments in quantitative and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging to investigate brain tissue properties – myelin, iron and water - and link brain structure to clinical and cognitive dimension using mass multivariate linear models.
Ruef A, Curtis L, Moy G, Bessero S, Ba M B, Lazeyras F, Lovblad K-O, Haller S, Malafosse A, Giannakopoulos P and Merlo M. (2012). Magnetic resonance imaging correlates of first-episode psychosis in young adult male patients: combined analysis of grey and white matter. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience : JPN, 37(5), 305–312. doi:10.1503/jpn.110057