Dr Andrew Zalesky

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. 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.
  2. Sotiropoulos SN, Zalesky A. Building connectomes using diffusion MRI: Why, how and but. NMR in Biomedicine. John Wiley & Sons. 2017.
  3. Solowij N, Zalesky A, Lorenzetti V, Y√úcel M. Chronic Cannabis Use and Axonal Fiber Connectivity. Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies: Biology, Pharmacology, Diagnosis, and Treatment. 2017.
  4. Cocchi L, Gollo LL, Zalesky A, Breakspear M. Criticality in the brain: A synthesis of neurobiology, models and cognition. Progress in Neurobiology. Pergamon. 2017.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Di Biase M, Zalesky A, O'Keefe G, Laskaris L, Baune BT, Shannon Weickert C, Olver J, McGorry P, Amminger GP, Nelson C, Scott AM, 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Hearne LJ, Cocchi L, Zalesky A, Mattingley JB. Reconfiguration of Brain Network Architectures between Resting-State and Complexity-Dependent Cognitive Reasoning. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE. Society of Neuroscience. 2017, Vol. 37, Issue 35.
  13. Ganella E, Seguin C, Bartholomeusz CF, Whittle S, Bousman C, Wannan C, Di Biase M, Phassouliotis C, Everall I, Pantelis C, Zalesky A. Risk and resilience brain networks in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research. Elsevier Science. 2017.
  14. Calamante F, Smith R, Liang X, Zalesky A, Connelly A. Track-weighted dynamic functional connectivity (TW-dFC): a new method to study time-resolved functional connectivity. BRAIN STRUCTURE & FUNCTION. Springer. 2017, Vol. 222, Issue 8.
  15. Di Biase MA, Cropley V, Baune BT, Olver J, Amminger G, Phassouliotis C, Bousman C, McGorry P, Everall I, Pantelis C, Zalesky A. White matter connectivity disruptions in early and chronic schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine. Cambridge University Press. 2017.

Andrew Zalesky

Level: 03 Room: 311
Alan Gilbert Building, Parkville
University of Melbourne
3010 Australia

T: +61 3 9035 7747
F: +61 3 8345 0599
E: azalesky@unimelb.edu.au

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