Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Research groups

Jason Lerch

Professor of Neuroscience

I am the director of Preclinical Imaging at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) at the University of Oxford (and retain my affiliations in Canada as an adjunct scientist at the Mouse Imaging Centre (MICe) of the Hospital for Sick Children and an associate professor in medical biophysics at the University of Toronto).

My primary research interests are:

  • parsing autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions
  • understanding how sex and gender shape the brain and how that drives sex disparities in multiple mental health conditions
  • figuring out the bases of MRI detectable brain plasticity 

Underlying these research interests is a keen desire to improve our acquisition, processing, and analysis methods. This relates in particular to how we can combine mechanistic experiments in model species, in particular the mouse, with human patient and population studies.

DPHIL projects

I have regular DPhil opportunities for candidates with a background in neuroscience, engineering, computer science, or physics. Projects will usually be designed collaboratively with the candidate. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss possible projects, including an up-to-date CV.

Conversation with the Ontario Brain Institute

There was an error while rendering this tile