5 December 2023
We're excited to welcome 2 new PhD students to the lab, starting in 2024. Nav is shifting from his role as RA to take up a position as clinical PhD student, and Katia is joining us in the clinical neuropsychology program. Congrats Nav & Katia, and welcome to the team!
1 December 2023
Sharna, Katharine, Nav & Kelsey have returned from their trip to the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS) conference in Sydney. They all gave excellent presentations and it was great to catch up with Winnie, who won a prize for Best Poster! Yay Winnie!
30 November 2023
Congrats to Sharna, who has been accepted into the Australian Academy of Technical Sciences & Engineering (ATSE) Elevate Scholar program, in the leadership stream. She will be 1 of 10 people supported to undertake a degree to support their transition to leadership positions in the technical sciences.
6 November 2023
Sharna is thrilled to share that she has been awarded the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS) Young Investigator Award!
16 August 2023
Welcome to the newest member of our lab, Migi! We're excited to start working with you, and our friends Sean Cain & Elise McGlashan, on all things light exposure & circadian rhythms.
9 August 2023
Sharna is excited to join the editorial board of the brand new journal, Imaging Neuroscience!
15 June 2023
Hamish & Sharna finished off a great trip to the ISCBFM BrainPET conference in Brisbane. Sharna chaired a symposium, spoke at another, and Hamish presented his work in a poster presentation. We learned a lot!
30 May 2023
Congratulations to Daria Gutteridge, Hannah Keage & colleagues on the publication of their work on blood pressure variability in Neurobiology of Aging. Thanks for inviting us to be a part of it.
31 March 2023
🧠 🥳 🥳 Huge news - Ashlea submitted her PhD today! Ashlea is supervised by Prof Alex Fornito, but works with our group as a much-valued research assistant. Ash is about to jet off for her new adventure at Yale University. We're so proud of everything you have achieved, Ash, and wish you the best of luck in the US.
23 March 2023
Congratulations to Winnie on publication of her final PhD paper in Scientific Reports! It's bittersweet that Winnie's final work with our group is now complete, but we are so proud of everything she achieved during her candidature. Paper here 10.1038/s41598-023-31696-4
6 January 2023
Another paper out in Trends in Cognitive Science! Here, we join with the international molecular imaging community, to provide an opinion on where we see molecular connectivity heading into the future. Paper here https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136466132200300X
5 January 2023
We're so excited to see lab alumnae, Winnie Orchard's, review out now in Trends in Cognitive Science. This paper is a culmination of many years of work in this area by Winnie into the maternal brain. It summarises the current state of play in parental neuroscience, and details our hypothesis that parenthood can contribute to cognitive reserve, similar to education and occupational attainment. Well done Winnie! Paper here https://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S1364-6613(22)00302-3
20 October 2022
Congratulations to Katharina, Kelsey, Hamish, Rob & Sharna on their MBI User Access grants! Katharina, Hamish, Rob & Sharna will use the funds to acquire additional data for the MetConn project, and Kelsey & Sharna will use theirs to acquire fMRI data in parenthood.
19 October 2022
Congratulations Riley, Danielle & Ali on the submission of their Honours theses
16 September 2022
Hamish's systematic review is out! https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.14159
2 September 2022
Congratulations Katharina, who just received a Monash-Padua fellowship
22 July 2022
Congratulations to Hamish and Rob, whose systematic review of connectivity in ageing was accepted in Psychophysiology!
1 July 2022
🥳🧠👏🥳🧠👏Sharna is so excited to let everyone know, that her promotion to ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (Research) takes effect today!
23 June 2022
We're so excited for lab alumnus, Winnie, who is a very worthy recipient of a 2022 American Australian Graduate Education Fund Scholarship to support her continued work in the US! Well done Winnie!! 🥳
Also, congratulations to Hamish for passing his confirmation milestone today!
16 June 2022
Sharna's presentation at the inaugural NIMH/NIH workshop on PET/MRI is now live! https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=45649
6 June 2022
Kelsey is on a roll - this time with the prestigious Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society's Emerging Researcher Award!! We're thrilled for you Kelsey! 🥳
31 May 2022
Massive congratulations to Kelsey, whose thesis won a high commendation in the Faculty of Arts! Of the 88 graduates from the Faculty in 2021, Kelsey's thesis was one of the top ranked! Fantastic work Kelsey!
20 April 2022
Congrats to Hamish for passing his 6 month milestone today!
1 April 2022
Sharna will be presenting her work on metabolic connectivity at the Brain & Brain PET satellite symposium, 'PET for brain connectivity: back to the future?', supported by the ISCBFM and IBRO. More details here: https://molecularconnectivity.com/
25 March 2022
Congratulations to Katharina, Emma, Phil and Sharna, whose paper on cognition and metabolic connectivity was accepted for publication in Cerebral Cortex
9 March 2022
Big congratulations to Rob Di Paolo for passing his confirmation milestone! Well done Rob!
24 February 2022
Sharna enjoyed talking to OHBM Australia about her experiences in the Australian grant funding landscape
21 February 2022
🥳🧠👏 🥳🧠👏 Announcing that DOCTOR Winnie Orchard had her PhD conferred today!!
15 February 2022
Congrats to Sharna, Emma and Phil for their recent paper accepted in Gigascience! Big pat on the back to Emma and Phil for getting this one over the line, and enormous thanks to our friend Shenjun Zhong for all his hard work on making the data available on OpenNeuro.
16 December 2021
Finishing off the year with one more achievement - Hamish has taken out the 2021 Monash Biomedical Imaging Outstanding Student Award! Very well deserved!!
1 December 2021
We couldn't be prouder of Yash, Taylah, Chloe and Dylan who completed their Honours, all with H1s! It's been a pleasure working with them all, and we can't wait to see where this talented bunch ends up!
And big congrats to Yash - who received an Exceptional Achievement award for coming in the top 10% of Hons theses this year!
30 November 2021
Sharna had a great time talking to some incredibly talented undergraduate students at the AINSE WISE School about her experiences as a woman in STEM.
19 November 2021
We had a big showing at the 2021 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS) virtual conference!
We had presentations from Katharina Voigt, Winnie Orchard, Hamish Deery, Rob Di Paolo, Kelsey Perrykkad, Yash Jayachandran, Taylah Williams, Chloe Stevens, Dylan Burrowes, & Ashlea Segal. Amazingly, Katharina, Winnie, Hamish, Kelsey and Taylah took out the honours of best presentation in their categories! woot woot!
And congratulations to Sharna who has been elected as Secretary of the Executive for the third year in a row. We're looking forward to supporting this dynamic Society for another year!
25 October 2021
After a challenging year of lockdowns, protests and an earthquake, the Honours students submitted their theses today! What a massive achievement - congrats Yash, Chloe, Taylah and Dylan
18 October 2021
Congratulations to our colleagues Jo Wrigglesworth and Joanne Ryan from the ASPREE team who had a paper on brain age accepted in Neurobiology of Aging
15 October 2021
🥳🧠👏 🥳🧠👏Congratulations to Winnie Orchard who submitted her PhD thesis today!
7 September 2021
Congrats to Katharina Voigt who submitted her first paper with our lab yesterday! Kati used partial least squares analysis to examine cognition-connectivity relationships using simultaneous MR-PET. It's available on bioRXiv here.
31 August 2021
Congrats to Rob Di Paolo who passed his 6 month PhD milestone today!
And congrats to lab affiliate, Katherine Huynh, whose protocol paper was accepted today as well! The Editor noted: "Thank you for your protocol paper, this is one of the most complete, well structured papers I've read this year" - great work Katherine!
3 August 2021
Cool new research out by Katharina Voigt! Check out her work on effective connectivity (using dynamic causal modeling) in obesity here https://rdcu.be/crh6F
2 August 2021
The parenthood researchers in our group have been at it again! This time Winnie spoke to the Baby Brain podcast, and discussed all things NAPPY and CARE-MAP projects! Exciting opportunity to profile Yash and Chloe's work on non-birthgiving parents. Check it out here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3nLqLjNDEEo2Jz4OR1xC24?si=WWpY0j1IRHyZOYL2HLQKsA&dl_branch=1
🥳🧠👏 🥳🧠👏Announcing that DOCTOR KELSEY PERRYKKAD had her degree conferred today!!
Yay! Our second manuscript in Scientific Data has been accepted! Super big thanks to Shenjun Zhong, who was instrumental in making this happen. He not only released PET BIDS-compliant reconstructed data prior to the release of the PET BIDS standard, but he also created a BIDS-like standard for listmode PET data! Really cool stuff!
25 June 2021
Congrats to our collaborators at the Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project, James Vickers & Manuela Pietzuch, on publication of their paper on APOE, BDNF, and brain connectivity in Scientific Reports!
17 June 2021
Congrats to our collaborators, Elise McGlashan & Sean Cain from the Turner Institute, who recently published their work "Afraid of the dark: light acutely suppresses activity in the human amygdala". It is available here: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0252350
7 June 2021
Congrats to Winnie, who submitted her baby brain cognition paper! The preprint is available on bioRXiv: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.06.07.447303
1 June 2021
Welcome to Gerard and Navyaan, who will be joining the MetConn team! We're looking forward to collecting lots of data with you!
7 May 2021
Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee has been busy this week! Lots of study approvals coming through! We’ll have details of our new studies on the Research Participation page soon!
30 Mar 2021
🧠 🥳 🥳 Huge news - Kelsey Perrykkad submitted her PhD thesis yesterday!
5 Mar 2021
Congrats to our colleague, Viswananth Sudarshan, who just published his paper on Bowsher prior PET reconstruction in NeuroImage. We look forward to adapting it for our workflow! Also, big congrats to Viswa for his recent successful defence of his thesis.
15 Feb 2021
Welcome to our 4 new Honours students - Yash, Chloe, Taylah and Dylan. We’re looking forward to working with you all this year!
7 Feb 2021
Sharna’s symposium submission to the Organisation for Human Brain Mapping 2021 meeting has been successful! She’s looking forward to talking all about simultaneous MR-PET for imaging human brain function with the international leaders in the field, Andreas Hahn (U Vienna), Christin Sander (MGH) and Jon Shah (Juelich). Sharna will co-chair the symposium with Prof Gary Egan.
3 Feb 2021
Our simultaneous MR-PET of resting functional and metabolic connectivity is out now in Cerebral Cortex. Big thanks to Phil, Emma and Winnie for all their excellent work on this one. https://academic.oup.com/cercor/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cercor/bhaa393/6126755
24 Jan 2021
Hearty congratulations to Kelsey Perrykkad, who had her agency paper accepted in Cognition! This paper is a tour de force, combining behavioural measurement of judgements of agency with eye tracking. We’re very pleased to have played a small role in this excellent paper. Great work Kelsey! https://twitter.com/kelseyperrykkad/status/1353518088638013441
4 Jan 2021
We’re excited to welcome our old friend Kati Voigt, who is joining our lab as a Postdoc to have fun with all things MR-PET. Welcome aboard!
18 Dec 2020
Congrats to new students Rob and Georgina on their fully-funded positions as PhD students in our lab! We’re all looking forward to working with you.
15 Dec 2020
After many, many months apart, we were able to have an IN PERSON get together just before xmas! Lovely to see all of your faces in person, for the first time since Feb.
14 Dec 2020
Winnie just won the Monash Neuroscience in a Flash competition! Excellent job!!
3 Dec 2020
Big congrats to Winnie Orchard on taking out 3rd place for her oral presentation at the SOBR meeting. Well deserved - and time for some wine!
3 Dec 2020
Our resident superstar, Winnie, was on Ch7 Sunrise this morning!
2 Dec 2020
Look who’s telling the world about baby brain - Winnie was on Ch10 Studio 10 this morning!
1 Dec 2020
Check out Winnie’s Monash Lens piece, highlighting her excellent work on the neuroscience of parenting. https://lens.monash.edu/2020/12/01/1381827/mummy-brain-lasts-a-lifetime-and-is-beneficial-in-later-life