Sivaniya Subramaniapillai

Postdoctoral research fellow

email: sivaniya
Tel: +41 (0)21 314 08 97


Laboratoire de recherche en Neuroimagerie - LREN
Departement des neurosciences cliniques
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)
Mont Paisible 16
1011 Lausanne


Short Bio
I earned my Ph.D. at McGill University investigating sex differences in the effect of age on brain structure, function, and cognition in healthy aging. My work in the FemiLab and LREN continues to focus on the role of sex and gender differences in brain and cognitive aging, and how risk and lifestyle factors delineate healthy from pathological aging trajectories. I am supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Post-doctoral Fellowship award.


Selected publications

A complete list of publications is available here:

Subramaniapillai, S., Suri, S., Barth, C., Maximov, I. I., Voldsbekk, I., van der Meer, D., ... & de Lange, A. M. G. (2022). Sex‐and age‐specific associations between cardiometabolic risk and white matter brain age in the UK Biobank cohort. Human brain mapping43(12), 3759-3774.


Subramaniapillai, S., Rajagopal, S., Ankudowich, E., Pasvanis, S., Misic, B., & Rajah, M. N. (2022). Age-and Episodic Memory-related Differences in Task-based Functional Connectivity in Women and Men. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 1-21.


Subramaniapillai, S., Almey, A., Rajah, M. N., & Einstein, G. (2021). Sex and gender differences in cognitive and brain reserve: Implications for Alzheimer’s disease in women. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology60, 100879.


Subramaniapillai, S., Rajagopal, S., Snytte, J., Otto, A. R., Einstein, G., Rajah, M. N., & PREVENT-AD Research Group. (2021). Sex differences in brain aging among adults with family history of Alzheimer’s disease and APOE4 genetic risk. NeuroImage: Clinical30, 102620.


Subramaniapillai, S., Rajagopal, S., Elshiekh, A., Pasvanis, S., Ankudowich, E., & Rajah, M. N. (2019). Sex differences in the neural correlates of spatial context memory decline in healthy aging. Journal of cognitive neuroscience31(12), 1895-1916.


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