Associate Professor Nimeshan Geevasinga

Associate Professor
Medicine: Westmead Clinical SchoolPostdoctoral NHMRC Researcher

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Selected grants

2016

  • Neurophysiological and Neuroanatomical evaluation of C9ORF72 related Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Geevasinga N; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • van den Bos, M., Menon, P., Howells, J., Geevasinga, N., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2018). Physiological Processes Underlying Short Interval Intracortical Facilitation in the Human Motor Cortex. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, 240. [More Information]
  • Agarwal, S., Highton-Williamson, E., Caga, J., Matamala, J., Dharmadasa, T., Howells, J., Zoing, M., Shibuya, K., Geevasinga, N., Vucic, S., Hodges, J., Ahmed, R., Kiernan, M. (2018). Primary lateral sclerosis and the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-frontotemporal dementia spectrum. Journal of Neurology, 265(8), 1819-1828. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Scherman, D., Simon, N., Yiannikas, C., Henderson, R., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2017). Author response: diagnostic criteria in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A multicenter prospective study. Neurology, 88(7), 719. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Korgaonkar, M., Menon, P., van den Bos, M., Gomes, L., Foster, S., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2017). Brain functional connectome abnormalities in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are associated with disability and cortical hyperexcitability. European Journal of Neurology, 24(12), 1507-1517. [More Information]
  • Matamala, J., Geevasinga, N., Huynh, W., Dharmadasa, T., Howells, J., Simon, N., Menon, P., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M. (2017). Cortical function and corticomotoneuronal adaptation in monomelic amyotrophy. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128(8), 1488-1495. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Geevasinga, N., van den Bos, M., Yiannikas, K., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2017). Cortical hyperexcitability and disease spread in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. European Journal of Neurology, 24(6), 816-824. [More Information]
  • van den Bos, M., Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Burke, D., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2017). Physiological processes influencing motor evoked potential duration with voluntary contraction. Journal of Neurophysiology, 117(3), 1156-1162. [More Information]
  • Cao, J., Menon, P., Chang, F., Mahant, N., Geevasinga, N., Fung, V., Vucic, S. (2017). Postural tremor and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Muscle and Nerve, 55(3), 338-343. [More Information]
  • Shibuya, K., Simon, N., Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Howells, J., Park, S., Huynh, W., Noto, Y., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M. (2017). The evolution of motor cortical dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128, 1075-1082. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Loy, C., Menon, P., de Carvalho, M., Swash, M., Schrooten, M., Van Damme, P., Gawel, M., Sonoo, M., Higashihara, M., Kiernan, M., Macaskill, P., Vucic, S., et al (2016). Awaji criteria improves the diagnostic sensitivity in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A systematic review using individual patient data. Clinical Neurophysiology, 127(7), 2684-2691. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Geevasinga, N., Yiannikas, K., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Cortical contributions to the flail leg syndrome: Pathophysiological insights. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 17(5-6), 389-396. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Scherman, D., Simon, N., Yiannikas, K., Henderson, R., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Diagnostic criteria in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurology, 87(7), 684-690. [More Information]
  • Boland-Freitas, R., Graham, J., Davis, M., Geevasinga, N., Vucic, S., Ng, K. (2016). Late onset distal myopathy of the upper limbs due to pIle151Val mutation in VCP. Muscle and Nerve, 54(1), 165-166. [More Information]
  • Shibuya, K., Park, S., Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Howells, J., Simon, N., Huynh, W., Noto, Y., Gotz, J., Kril, J., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M., et al (2016). Motor cortical function determines prognosis in sporadic ALS. Neurology, 87(5), 513-520. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Ozdinler, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Pathophysiological and diagnostic implications of cortical dysfunction in ALS. Nature Reviews Neurology, 12(11), 651-661. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Ng, K., van den Bos, M., Byth Wilson, K., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Riluzole exerts transient modulating effects on cortical and axonal hyperexcitability in ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 17(7-8), 580-588. [More Information]
  • Shibuya, K., Park, S., Geevasinga, N., Huynh, W., Simon, N., Menon, P., Howells, J., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M. (2016). Threshold tracking transcranial magnetic stimulation: Effects of age and gender on motor cortical function. Clinical Neurophysiology, 127(6), 2355-2361. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Howells, J., Nicholson, G., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Axonal Ion Channel Dysfunction in C9orf72 Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. JAMA Neurology, 72(1), 49-57. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Sue, C., Kumar, K., Ng, K., Yiannikas, C., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Cortical excitability changes distinguish the motor neuron disease phenotypes from hereditary spastic paraplegia. European Journal of Neurology, 22(5), 826-831. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Nicholson, G., Ng, K., Howells, J., Kril, J., Yannikas, C., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Cortical Function in Asymptomatic Carriers and Patients With C9orf72 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. JAMA Neurology, 72(11), 1268-1274. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Geevasinga, N., Yiannikas, K., Howells, J., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Sensitivity and specificity of threshold tracking transcranial magnetic stimulation for diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A prospective study. The Lancet Neurology, 14(5), 478-484. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Yiannikas, C., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). Diagnostic utility of cortical excitability studies in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. European Journal of Neurology, 21(12), 1451-1457. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). Motor cortical function and the precision grip. Physiological Reports, 2(12), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Cole, C., Herkes, G., Barnett, Y., Lin, J., Needham, M. (2014). Sickle cell disease and posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 21(8), 1329-1332. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Morris, J., Ross, D. (2008). Carotid stenting and cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 15(3), 301-305. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Ryan, M. (2007). Physician attitudes towards ventilatory support for spinal muscular atrophy type 1 in Australasia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(12), 790-794. [More Information]

2018

  • van den Bos, M., Menon, P., Howells, J., Geevasinga, N., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2018). Physiological Processes Underlying Short Interval Intracortical Facilitation in the Human Motor Cortex. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, 240. [More Information]
  • Agarwal, S., Highton-Williamson, E., Caga, J., Matamala, J., Dharmadasa, T., Howells, J., Zoing, M., Shibuya, K., Geevasinga, N., Vucic, S., Hodges, J., Ahmed, R., Kiernan, M. (2018). Primary lateral sclerosis and the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-frontotemporal dementia spectrum. Journal of Neurology, 265(8), 1819-1828. [More Information]

2017

  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Scherman, D., Simon, N., Yiannikas, C., Henderson, R., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2017). Author response: diagnostic criteria in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A multicenter prospective study. Neurology, 88(7), 719. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Korgaonkar, M., Menon, P., van den Bos, M., Gomes, L., Foster, S., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2017). Brain functional connectome abnormalities in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are associated with disability and cortical hyperexcitability. European Journal of Neurology, 24(12), 1507-1517. [More Information]
  • Matamala, J., Geevasinga, N., Huynh, W., Dharmadasa, T., Howells, J., Simon, N., Menon, P., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M. (2017). Cortical function and corticomotoneuronal adaptation in monomelic amyotrophy. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128(8), 1488-1495. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Geevasinga, N., van den Bos, M., Yiannikas, K., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2017). Cortical hyperexcitability and disease spread in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. European Journal of Neurology, 24(6), 816-824. [More Information]
  • van den Bos, M., Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Burke, D., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2017). Physiological processes influencing motor evoked potential duration with voluntary contraction. Journal of Neurophysiology, 117(3), 1156-1162. [More Information]
  • Cao, J., Menon, P., Chang, F., Mahant, N., Geevasinga, N., Fung, V., Vucic, S. (2017). Postural tremor and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Muscle and Nerve, 55(3), 338-343. [More Information]
  • Shibuya, K., Simon, N., Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Howells, J., Park, S., Huynh, W., Noto, Y., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M. (2017). The evolution of motor cortical dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Clinical Neurophysiology, 128, 1075-1082. [More Information]

2016

  • Geevasinga, N., Loy, C., Menon, P., de Carvalho, M., Swash, M., Schrooten, M., Van Damme, P., Gawel, M., Sonoo, M., Higashihara, M., Kiernan, M., Macaskill, P., Vucic, S., et al (2016). Awaji criteria improves the diagnostic sensitivity in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A systematic review using individual patient data. Clinical Neurophysiology, 127(7), 2684-2691. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Geevasinga, N., Yiannikas, K., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Cortical contributions to the flail leg syndrome: Pathophysiological insights. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 17(5-6), 389-396. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Scherman, D., Simon, N., Yiannikas, K., Henderson, R., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Diagnostic criteria in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurology, 87(7), 684-690. [More Information]
  • Boland-Freitas, R., Graham, J., Davis, M., Geevasinga, N., Vucic, S., Ng, K. (2016). Late onset distal myopathy of the upper limbs due to pIle151Val mutation in VCP. Muscle and Nerve, 54(1), 165-166. [More Information]
  • Shibuya, K., Park, S., Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Howells, J., Simon, N., Huynh, W., Noto, Y., Gotz, J., Kril, J., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M., et al (2016). Motor cortical function determines prognosis in sporadic ALS. Neurology, 87(5), 513-520. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Ozdinler, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Pathophysiological and diagnostic implications of cortical dysfunction in ALS. Nature Reviews Neurology, 12(11), 651-661. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Ng, K., van den Bos, M., Byth Wilson, K., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2016). Riluzole exerts transient modulating effects on cortical and axonal hyperexcitability in ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 17(7-8), 580-588. [More Information]
  • Shibuya, K., Park, S., Geevasinga, N., Huynh, W., Simon, N., Menon, P., Howells, J., Vucic, S., Kiernan, M. (2016). Threshold tracking transcranial magnetic stimulation: Effects of age and gender on motor cortical function. Clinical Neurophysiology, 127(6), 2355-2361. [More Information]

2015

  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Howells, J., Nicholson, G., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Axonal Ion Channel Dysfunction in C9orf72 Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. JAMA Neurology, 72(1), 49-57. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Sue, C., Kumar, K., Ng, K., Yiannikas, C., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Cortical excitability changes distinguish the motor neuron disease phenotypes from hereditary spastic paraplegia. European Journal of Neurology, 22(5), 826-831. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Nicholson, G., Ng, K., Howells, J., Kril, J., Yannikas, C., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Cortical Function in Asymptomatic Carriers and Patients With C9orf72 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. JAMA Neurology, 72(11), 1268-1274. [More Information]
  • Menon, P., Geevasinga, N., Yiannikas, K., Howells, J., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2015). Sensitivity and specificity of threshold tracking transcranial magnetic stimulation for diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A prospective study. The Lancet Neurology, 14(5), 478-484. [More Information]

2014

  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Yiannikas, C., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). Diagnostic utility of cortical excitability studies in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. European Journal of Neurology, 21(12), 1451-1457. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Menon, P., Kiernan, M., Vucic, S. (2014). Motor cortical function and the precision grip. Physiological Reports, 2(12), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Geevasinga, N., Cole, C., Herkes, G., Barnett, Y., Lin, J., Needham, M. (2014). Sickle cell disease and posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 21(8), 1329-1332. [More Information]

2008

  • Geevasinga, N., Morris, J., Ross, D. (2008). Carotid stenting and cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 15(3), 301-305. [More Information]

2007

  • Geevasinga, N., Ryan, M. (2007). Physician attitudes towards ventilatory support for spinal muscular atrophy type 1 in Australasia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(12), 790-794. [More Information]

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