Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985
    Maturite Latin-Mathematiques (BX), Gymnase du Bugnon, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 1992
    Diplome de Medecine, Lausanne Medical School, Switzerland

  • 1995
    Doctorate in Medicine, Lausanne University

  • 1995 – 1996
    Research Fellow, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1997 – 1999
    Research Fellow. Harvard Medical School, Boston

  • since 1999
    Assistant in Medical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

  • 1999 – 2002
    Instructor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston

  • 2002 – 2005
    Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston

  • since 2005
    Affiliated Faculty, Harvard MIT Health Science and Technology, Cambridge

  • since 2006
    Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston

  • 2006 – 2012
    SFN Professor, Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, Switzerland

  • 2010
    PhD in Neuroscience, University of Tilburg, the Netherlands

  • since 2013
    Visiting Professor, Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Center, Gothenburg University

Selected publications

  • Hadjikhani N, Sanchez Del Rio M, Wu O, Schwartz D, Bakker D, Fischl B, Kwong KK, Cutrer FM, Rosen BR, Tootell RB, Sorensen AG, Moskowitz MA. Mechanisms of migraine aura revealed by functional MRI in human visual cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2001;98(8):4687-92.

  • Hadjikhani N, de Gelder B. Seeing fearful body expressions activates the fusiform cortex and amygdala. Curr Biol. 2003;13(24):2201-5

  • Hadjikhani N, Joseph RM, Snyder J, Chabris CF, Clark J, Steele S, McGrath L, Vangel M, Aharon I, Feczko E, Harris GJ, Tager-Flusberg H. Activation of the fusiform gyrus when individuals with autism spectrum disorder view faces. NeuroImage. 2004;22(3):1141-50

  • Hadjikhani N, Joseph RM, Snyder J, Tager-Flusberg H. Anatomical differences in mirror neurons system and social cognition network in autism. Cerebral Cortex. 2006;(16):1276-82

  • Granziera C, Da Silva AFM, Snyder J, Tuch D, Hadjikhani N. Anatomical alterations of the visual motion processing network in migraine with and without aura. PLoS medicine. 2006;10(3) e402

  • Hadjikhani N, Joseph RM, Snyder J, Tager-Flusberg H. Abnormal activation of the social brain during face perception in autism. Human Brain Mapp. 2007;28(5):441-9

  • DaSilva AF, Granziera C, Snyder J, Hadjikhani N. Thickening in the somatosensory cortex of patients with migraine. Neurology 2007;69:1990-1995

  • Hadjikhani N, Joseph RM, Maoach DS, Naik P, Snyder J, Dominick K, Hoge R, Van den Stock J, Tager-Flusberg H, de Gelder B. Body expressions of emotion do not trigger fear contagion in autism. Soc Cog Affect Neurosci 2009 Mar;4(1):70-8

  • Jacquemont S, Curie A, Des Portes V, Torrioli MG, Berry-Kravis E, Hagerman RJ, Ramos FJ, Cornish K, He Y, Paulding C, Neri G, Chen F, Hadjikhani N, Martinet D, Meyer J, Beckmann JS, Delange K, Brun A, Bussy G, Gasparini F, Hilse T, Floesser A, Branson J, Bilbe G, Johns D, Gomez-Mancilla B. Epigenetic modification of the FMR1 gene in fragile X leads to a differential response to the mGluR5 antagonist AFQ056. Science Translational Medicine. 2011;3:64ra1

  • Mainero C, Boshyan J, Hadjikhani N. Altered functional resting-state connectivity in the periacqueductal gray networks in migraine. Annals of Neurology. 2011;70(2):838-845

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Migraine pathophysiology mechanisms

  • Neural bases of social difficulties in autism

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Ad-Hoc Member, NINDS, National Institutes of Health; ZRG1 BBBP-6, NIH; VISB, NIH; NINDS, NIH; ZRG1 IFCN-E, NIH; NIDDK, NIH; Ad-Hoc Member, ZRG1 BBB-L, NIH; ARRA BBB-P, NIH; CP BBBP-IRG, NIH; NINDS Headache CDEs

  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Medical Research Council (MRC)UK; Agenced?evaluation de la recherche et de l?enseignement superieur (AERES) France; Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR) France; The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw), European Research Council (ERC)

  • Ad-Hoc reviewer: Annals of Neurology; Archives of General Psychiatry; Autism Research; Biological Psychiatry; Brain; Cephalagia; Cerebral Cortex; Current Biology; Emotion; European Journal of Neuroscience; Headache; Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders; Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience; Journal of Neurophysiology; Journal of Neuroscience; Journal of Physiology; Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society; Magnetic Resonance in Medicine; Nature Clinical Practice Neurology; Nature Neuroscience; Neural Plasticity; NeuroImage; Neuropsychologia; Pain; Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience; Stroke; Trends in Cognitive Sciences; Trends in Neurosciences; Vision Research


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