Anujan Poologaindran


Originally from Toronto (Canada), I am a neuroscientist at Cambridge (UK) working on building a life in clinical neurosurgery.

My scientific work intersects at functional neurosurgery, behavioural neuroscience, and brain mapping with a special focus on the frontal lobes. Specifically, I am currently working on mapping brain networks governing complex functions such as sadness, pain, and attention. Through minimally-invasive surgical techniques, I hope these maps will help alleviate suffering in individuals living with neurological and psychiatric illnesses.

Research Focus


graph theory




Clinical conditions

Depressive disorders

Low-Grade Glioma

Movement disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Parkinson's disease

Speech Motor Disorders


Behavioural analysis

Deep Brain Stimulation/Lesioning

Imaging Transcriptomics

Randomised control trials

Resting-state functional connectivity

Surgical Tractography


No collaborators listed

Associated News Items

    Key publications

    Poologaindran A, Honey CR. (2017), “The Neurosurgical Treatment of Spasmodic Dysphonia: Thinking outside the Voice Box. ” University of British Columbia Library. PDF



    Poologaindran A, Lowe SR, Sughrue ME. (2020), “The Cortical Organisation of Language: Distilling Human Connectome Insights for Supratentorial Neurosurgery.” Journal of Neurosurgery.

    Poologaindran A, Suckling J, Sughrue ME. (2020), “Elucidating the Principles of Brain Network Organisation through Neurosurgery.” Neurosurgery

    Romero-Garcia R, Erez Y, Oliver G, Owen M, Merali S, Poologaindran A, Morris RC, Price SJ, Santarius T, Suckling J, Hart MG. (2020), “Practical Application of Networks in Neurosurgery: Combined 3-Dimensional Printing, Neuronavigation, and Preoperative Surgical Planning.” World Neurosurgery


    Hurwitz TA, Honey CR, McLeod KR, Poologaindran A, Kuan AJ. (2019), “Hypoactivity in the Paraterminal Gyrus Following Bilateral Anterior Capsulotomy.” Canadian J Psychiatry.


    Avecillas-Chasin JM, Poologaindran A, Morrison MD, Rammage LA, Honey CR. (2018), “Unilateral Thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation for Voice Tremor.” Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 96(6):392-39

    Poologaindran A, Ivanishvili Z, Morrison MD, Rammage LA, Sandhu MK, Polyhronopoulos NE, Honey CR. (2018), “The effect of unilateral thalamic deep brain stimulation on the vocal dysfunction in a patient with spasmodic dysphonia: interrogating cerebellar and pallidal neural circuits.” Journal of Neurosurgery. 128(2):575-582


    Ivanishvili Z, Poologaindran A, Honey CR. (2017), “Cyclization of Motor Cortex Stimulation for Neuropathic Pain: A Prospective, Randomized, Blinded Trial.” Neuromodulation Jul;20(5):497-503


    Honey CM, Poologaindran A, Mayhew M, Steen LV, Gillis CC. (2015), “A refugee's perspective on their neurosurgical care in North America.” Surg Neurol Int. 30;6:168.

    Slotty PJ, Poologaindran A, Honey CR. (2015), “A prospective, randomized, blinded assessment of multitarget thalamic and pallidal deep brain stimulation in a case of hemidystonia.” Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 138:16-9