The IU Network Science Institute recently welcomed its inaugural class of IUNI Fellows, a group of postdoctoral scholars who are working in cross-cutting and cutting-edge areas of networks research.
At IUNI, we talk openly and often about the research each of our team members is working on in hopes of sparking new collaborations and sharing expertise, which is a critical practice in fostering interdisciplinary approaches to networks research at Indiana University. The IUNI Fellows program is an effort to support cross-cutting collaborations in the field. Fellows spend time in their home labs and with other Fellows and IUNI research scientists.
Meet our Fellows.
Evgeny Jenya Chumin
PhD Medical Neuroscience, Indiana University School of Medicine
Evgeny Jenya Chumin, who goes by Jenya, is currently working in Sporns Lab (IUB) on brain and structural networks in Alzheimer’s Disease and the clinical application of network neuroscience to the disease, such as through neuroimaging of brain networks. One of his main aims is to make this research more digestible for clinical physicians and researchers. The research could aid in earlier identification of those who are at-risk for Alzheimer’s, even before symptoms appear.
PhD Sociology, Washington State University
Adam Roth is a research fellow in the Department of Sociology (IUB) and is working with the Leveraging Neuroimaging Biomarkers to Understand the Role of Social Networks in Alzheimer’s Disease (SNAD) project with Drs. Brea Perry, Liana Apostolova, and Andrew Saykin. In his work for SNAD, Roth studies how egocentric networks affect the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. Roth also studies how the changing social environments or isolation of aging adults affects their health.
PhD Information Systems and Computer Engineering, Universidad de Lisboa
Sofia Teixeira works in the Center for Social and BioMedical Complexity (IUB). Teixeira develops computational models and simulation frameworks to better understand the dynamics of complex networks in changing biological and social systems. One project she is currently working on studies the spread of HIV in the sex workers network in Brazil and the factors that affect the spread or prevention of the disease.
PhD Computational Neuroscience, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam
Meichen Yu is a postdoctoral appointee at the Center for Neuroimaging and the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Yu is working to identify the genetic architecture of brain networks in Alzheimer’s Disease by developing new network and connectivity measures to better understand the brain. He is also performing EEG and MEG network analysis of Alzheimer’s and frontotemporal dementia.
To learn more about our IUNI Fellows, visit our website.