Mr Ayan Mandal


University position

PhD student
Supervised by John Suckling

Mr Ayan Mandal is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Departments

Department of Psychiatry

Institutes

Brain Mapping Unit

Email

asm82@cam.ac.uk

Research Themes

Systems and Computational Neuroscience

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

Our work leverages recent advances in network neuroscience and imaging-genetics to better understand the origins, migration patterns, and cognitive consequences of glioma brain tumours. By uncovering the special pathways along which gliomas travel around the human brain, we hope to inspire the development of novel treatments and resection strategies to curb the dismal prognosis of these type of tumours. Prior to my PhD, I worked on mapping the brain regions important for speech error monitoring in patients with aphasia, and on probing the effects of a high risk gene for Alzehimer's disease on neuronal synchrony among mouse hippocampal cultures.

Research Focus

Keywords

glioma

neuroimaging

graph theory

connectomics

transcriptomics

Clinical conditions

Cancers

Equipment

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

Collaborators

Cambridge

Rafael Romero-Garcia

John Suckling

Associated News Items


    Key publications

    Mandal AS, Romero-Garcia R, Hart MG, Suckling J (in press), “Genetic, cellular, and connectomic characterization of the brain regions commonly plagued by glioma” Brain

    Publications

    2020

    Mandal AS, Fama ME, Skipper-Kallal LM, DeMarco AT, Lacey EH, Turkeltaub PE (2020), “Brain structures and cognitive abilities important for the self-monitoring of speech errors” Neurobiology of Language 1(3): 319:338

    2018

    Xing S, Mandal AS, Lacey EH, Skipper-Kallal LM, Zeng J, Turkeltaub PE (2018), “Behavioral effects of chronic gray and white matter stroke lesions in a functionally defined connectome for naming” Neurorehabilitation and neural repair 32(6-7): 613-623