NeuroImaging Center (NIC)
Johannes-Gutenberg University Medical Center
Langenbeckstr. 1, Bldg. 308c, 55131 Mainz, Germany


Dr. Suhas Vijayakumar

Postdoctoral Researcher

Neurostimulation Group

NeuroImaging Center (NIC), Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center, Mainz, Germany

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in physics, mathematics and electronics in India, I moved to the Netherlands to pursue a research master’s degree in cognitive neuroscience from Radboud University, Nijmegen. Then, I studied the principles of frontal-parietal brain organization using neuroimaging methods (MRI) for my PhD under the supervision of Dr. Rogier Mars and Prof. Dr. Pieter Medendorp at the Donders Institute. During my first postdoc I worked with Dr. Erin Hecht in the Evolutionary Neuroscience Lab at Harvard University, where I continued to use neuroimaging to understand the role of the frontal-parietal networks in higher order behavior like tool use and language. But the Covid-19 pandemic changed my priorities and I decided to switch from basic sciences to applied sciences research.

Currently, as a postdoc in the Neurostimulation Group of Prof. Dr. Til Ole Bergmann, I will use my background in physical sciences and neuroimaging to understand the effects of focused ultrasound stimulation in neurological disorders.