About Dr Mayuresh Korgaonkar

Dr. Korgaonkar’s research aims to establish integrative biological markers in diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. His research is multidisciplinary and integrates psychiatry, neuroimaging, engineering, neuroscience and genetics. His vision is to translate these findings in real world clinical settings in a personalized medicine approach to maximise direct benefit to patients with these complex disorders

Dr. Mayuresh Korgaonkar is the Director of Brain Dynamics Centre, Senior Imaging Scientist at the Westmead Millennium Institute and Clinical Lecturer at the Sydney Medical School. He has a strong interest and expertise in developing Magnetic Resonance imaging techniques and analyses in application to psychiatric and neurological disorders. Dr Korgaonkar’s research focuses on developing imaging techniques to understand brain function and structure and how it may inform and help understand development, risk and treatment of mental disorders. His research techniques include functional imaging using MRI and EEG; Diffusion Tensor Imaging; structural imaging; imaging-genetics; imaging connectomics. He currently leads a NHMRC funded project grant to map normative neuro-development using MRI techniques. The goal of this project is to serve as a comparative template in understanding onset and neuro development of mental disorders especially during key risk age periods. In his role as senior imaging scientist at Westmead Millennium Institute and Westmead Hospital, he provides imaging expertise in projects in neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, epilepsy; in understanding neural plasticity and cognition with dental treatments; in developing MR techniques on clinical scanners for imaging rodent models with polycystic kidney disease; understanding neural pain circuitry using functional MRI in fibromyalgia patients.

Selected publications

For a full list of Dr Korgaonkar's publications please visit his Sydney Medical School profile page: link here