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 M, 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, Shannon Weickert C, Pantelis C, Fornito A, Whitford TJ, Weickert T, Zalesky A. Differential effect of disease-associated ST8S/A2 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. Van Dellen E, Sommer IE, Bohlken MM, Tewarie P, Draaisma L, Zalesky A, Di Biase M, Brown JA, Douw L, Otte WM, Mandl RCW, Stam CJ. Minimum spanning tree analysis of the human connectome. Human Brain Mapping. Wiley-Liss. 2018, Vol. 39, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1002/hbm.24014
  4. 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. PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE. Cambridge University Press. 2018, Vol. 48, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1017/S0033291717002173
  5. Cocchi L, Zalesky A. Personalized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Psychiatry. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2018.01.008
  6. Ganella EP, Seguin C, Pantelis C, Whittle S, Baune BT, Olver J, Amminger GP, McGorry P, Cropley V, Zalesky A, Bartholomeusz C. Resting-state functional brain networks in first-episode psychosis: A 12-month follow-up study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Blackwell Science Asia. 2018. DOI: 10.1177/0004867418775833
  7. Ganella E, Seguin C, Bartholomeusz C, 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. 2018, Vol. 193. DOI: 10.1016/j.schres.2017.07.014
  8. Kottaram A, Johnston L, Ganella E, Pantelis C, Kotagiri R, Zalesky A. Spatio-temporal dynamics of resting-state brain networks improve single-subject prediction of schizophrenia diagnosis. Human Brain Mapping. Wiley-Liss. 2018. DOI: 10.1002/hbm.24202
  9. Van Rheenen T, Cropley V, Zalesky A, Bousman C, Wells R, Bruggemann J, Sundram S, Weinberg D, Lenroot RK, Pereira A, Shannon Weickert C, Weickert T, Pantelis C. Widespread Volumetric Reductions in Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Patients Displaying Compromised Cognitive Abilities. SCHIZOPHRENIA BULLETIN. Oxford University Press. 2018, Vol. 44, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1093/schbul/sbx109
  10. Kelly S, Jahanshad N, Zalesky A, Kochunov P, Agartz I, Alloza C, Andreassen OA, Arango C, Banaj N, Bouix S, Bousman C, Brouwer RM, Bruggemann J, Bustillo J, Cahn W, Calhoun V, Cannon D, Carr V, Catts S, Chen J, Chen J-X, Chen X, Chiapponi C, Cho KK, Ciullo V, Corvin AS, Crespo-Facorro B, Cropley V, De Rossi P, Diaz-Caneja CM, Dickie EW, Ehrlich S, Fan F-M, Faskowitz J, Fatouros-Bergman H, Flyckt L, Ford JM, Fouche J-P, Fukunaga M, Gill M, Glahn DC, Gollub R, Goudzwaard ED, Guo H, Gur RE, Gur RC, Gurholt TP, Hashimoto R, Hatton SN, Henskens FA, Hibar DP, Hickie IB, Hong LE, Horacek J, Howells FM, Pol HEH, Hyde CL, Isaev D, Jablensky A, Jansen PR, Janssen J, Jonsson EG, Jung LA, Kahn RS, Kikinis Z, Liu K, Klauser P, Knoechel C, Kubicki M, Lagopoulos J, Langen C, Lawrie S, Lenroot RK, Lim KO, Lopez-Jaramillo C, Lyall A, Magnotta V, Mandl RCW, Mathalon DH, McCarley RW, McCarthy-Jones S, McDonald C, McEwen S, McIntosh A, Melicher T, Mesholam-Gately R, Michie PT, Mowry B, Mueller BA, Newell DT, O'Donnell P, Oertel-Knoechel V, Oestreich L, Paciga SA, Pantelis C, Pasternak O, Pearlson G, Pellicano GR, Pereira A, Zapata JP, Piras F, Potkin SG, Preda A, Rasser PE, Roalf DR, Roiz R, Roos A, Rotenberg D, Satterthwaite TD, Savadjiev P, Schall U, Scott RJ, Seal M, Seidman LJ, Shannon Weickert C, Whelan CD, Shenton ME, Kwon JS, Spalletta G, Spaniel F, Sprooten E, Stablein M, Stein DJ, Sundram S, Tan Y, Tan S, Tang S, Temmingh HS, Westlye LT, Tonnesen S, Tordesillas-Gutierrez D, Doan NT, Vaidya J, Van Haren NEM, Vargas CD, Vecchio D, Velakoulis D, Voineskos A, Voyvodic JQ, Wang Z, Wan P, Wei D, Weickert T, Whalley H, White T, Whitford TJ, Wojcik JD, Xiang H, Xie Z, Yamamori H, Yang F, Yao N, Zhang G, Zhao J, Van Erp TGM, Turner J, Thompson PM, Donohoe G. Widespread white matter microstructural differences in schizophrenia across 4322 individuals: results from the ENIGMA Schizophrenia DTI Working Group. MOLECULAR PSYCHIATRY. Macmillan Publishers. 2018, Vol. 23, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1038/mp.2017.170
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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

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