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Anirudh Wodeyar, Ph.D.

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University of California, Irvine, IrvinePhD06/2019Psychology w. Focus in Cognitive Neuroscience
University of California, Irvine, IrvineMS12/2018Statistics
Birla Institute of Science and Technology, Pilani, GoaB.E.01/2014Computer Science

Guided by my training, I have combined data structures and parallelization for working with big data and applied robust statistics with priors derived from neuroscience throughout my research. My focus has been on the common dynamical principles that operate across the brain, resulting in PhD research where I identified the importance of a simple diffusion dynamic to fMRI functional connectivity and how oscillatory dynamics can promote both aberrant and beneficial synchronization in the brain in MEG, EEG and LFP.

As a postdoc, I set out to work on developing our understanding of rhythms in the brain. I used a generative model of rhythms to build a method of real-time phase estimation. A second paper is under review and focused on studying the difficulty of specifying a unique phase for brain rhythms and offering solutions to manage that ambiguity. Concurrently, I was working on chronic thalamocortical recordings from epileptic patients to understand what aspects of brain rhythm dynamics in sleep are orchestrated from the thalamus. This research will teach us how thalamocortical dysfunction in epilepsy is linked to cognitive symptoms and suggest new therapies focused on supporting thalamocortical rhythms.

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  1. (Catherine Chu) Mar 22, 2023 - Mar 1, 2024
    New England Epilepsy Foundation
    Testing a mechanism and treatment of cognitive dysfunction in epileptic encephalopathy with spike and wave activation during sleep
    Role Description: The goal of this study is to use intracranial recordings from a deep-brain region - the thalamus - to assess the influence of inter-seizure activity on cognitive dysfunction in epilepsy.
    Role: Co-Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.