Hesheng Liu, Professor of the Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard University, was invited to visit the Tianjin Key Laboratory of Functional Imaging for academic exchange on 28th November 2019. He gave an academical report titled Human brain individual differences and accurate imaging to teachers and students. The report was chaired by Professor Chunshui Yu, Vice president of Tianjin Medical University and Director of Tianjin key laboratory of functional imaging.
Prof. Liu introduced the differences in brain functional imaging between individuals in detail and proposed that the differences were on the basis of development and evolution. His group developed new models and methods to identify the specific functional areas in the resting-state and task fMRI, which can be further applied to the clinic and is of great significance to the diagnosis and treatment individualized for each patient. Prof. Liu had a cordial talk with teachers and students, patiently answered our questions, and had a discussion with Prof. Yu on how to cooperate with the CHIMGEN project in depth.
After graduating from Tsinghua University with a doctor’s degree in biomedical engineering, Professor Hesheng Liu completed postdoctoral research at Harvard University. He is currently an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, director of Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. He is also a SmartState Chair Professor, director of Brain Imaging Computing Center and Deputy Director of Biomedical Imaging Center of South Carolina Medical University. Prof.Liu has been engaged in brain functional imaging research for a long time and has been one of the pioneers in the field of individualized brain functional imaging. He has published more than 70 papers in high-level neuroscience academic journals, with more than 7800 citations.
Editor: Wenshuang Zhu